Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
St Antoninus
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
St Antoninus, O.P.
More detailsSt. Antoninus (1389-1459) was born at Florence of noble parents. At the age of 16 he entered the Order of Preachers. He was known as a reformer and a man of great education. He became Archbishop of Florence in 1446 and he was devoted to the visitation of parishes and religious communities, the remedy of abuses, the strengthening of discipline, the preaching of the Gospel, addressing the condition of the poor, and the writing of many books.

The World Turned Upside Down

Lectio

This must not happen with you.  No, the greatest among you must behave as if he were the youngest, the leader as if he were the one who serves.  For who is the greatest: the one at table or the one who serves?  The one at table, surely? Yet here am I among you as one who serves.  (From Luke 22:24-30.)

 

Contemplatio: 

To live in the “Land of Upside Down” requires the bravery and audacity to abandon our ambitions and our security, to row against the stream; but also it gives us the gift of freedom and joy to look at the world and human beings with the eyes of God, to love them with the heart of God and serve them as God serves them. 

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

fr. Guillermo Fernandez Beret, O. P.
fr. Guillermo Fernandez Beret, O.P.
Author's biographyfr. Guillermo Fernandez Beret, O. P., is a friar of the Argentine Province. He taught dogmatic and fundamental theology for 18 years in Argentina, Chile and Mexico. He worked with minors in street and social pastoral ministry in Santiago del Estero and was Promotor of Justice and Peace in the Southern Cone and did Permanent Formation in Argentina. At present he is superior of the community of La Rioja (Argentina.)