Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
Pentecost, El Greco 1596
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Dominica Pentecostes
More detailsSpeaking to the Apostles at the Last Supper, Jesus said that after he left this world he would send them the gift of the Father, that is, the Holy Spirit (cf. Jn 15:26). This promise was powerfully fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, who were gathered in the Upper Room. This extraordinary outpouring was not limited solely to that moment, but was an event that was renewed and still continues to be renew. (Pope Francis)

Speak in Tongues 

Lectio

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. They were astounded, and in amazement they asked, “Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? Then how does each of us hear them in his native language? We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God.” (Acts 2:1-11)

Contemplatio: 

I have received the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord. How do I use them in my dealings?

 

I am filled with the Holy Spirit. Do I have the courage to proclaim the message of  unity and love?

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

Sr. Gliceria Punongbayan, O. P.
Sr. Gliceria Punongbayan, O.P.
Author's biographySr. Gliceria Punongbayan, O. P., belongs to the Dominican Sisters of the Anunciata. At present, she is assigned in San Carlos City, Pangasinan (Philipppines) as Directress of Colegio Anunciata. She also works as Vocation Directress of the Congregation in the Philippines and Chairperson of Archdiocesan Commission on Vocation and Formation. She accompanies young people in their process of vocation discernment.