Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
St Mattias Simone Martini
Saturday, May 14, 2016
St. Matthais
More detailsIn the Acts of the Apostles, St. Matthias is chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. (Acts 1:24-25). According to various traditions, Matthias preached in Cappadocia, Jerusalem, the shores of the Caspian Sea (in modern day Georgia) and Ethiopia. He is said to have met his death by crucifixion in Colchis or by stoning in Jerusalem (A.D. 80).

Pray to Understand God’s Will

Lectio

Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters (there was a group of about one hundred and twenty persons in the one place). He said, “My brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand through the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus. Judas was numbered among us and was allotted a share in this ministry. For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his encampment become desolate, and may no one dwell in it. and: May another take his office. Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came and went among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day on which he was taken up from us, become with us a witness to his resurrection.” So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this apostolic ministry from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.” Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was counted with the Eleven Apostles. (Acts 1:15-17, 20-26)

 

Contemplatio: 

Begin to pray to know God’s will. Continue to pray to do God’s will with courage and faith.

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

fr. Jay Harrington, O. P.
fr. Jay Harrington, O.P.
Author’s biographyfr. Jay Harrington, O. P., a member of the Province of St. Albert the Great (Chicago), is Professor of New Testament at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, and serves as Regent of Studies of the Central Province and Academic Advisor to the Dominican student brothers of the Provinces of St. Albert the Great and St. Martin de Porres.