Bible readings

Reading and explaining the words from the Holy Bible and ultimately spending some time, physically and mentally, with God through his word.

Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5:1-12

Introductory prayer God the Father in your merciful love you give us everything, everything – as a gift. Walk, please, with me, when I am looking for love – Your love. When I am looking for my place in the world today, which may be in the back row, I want to maintain peace within oneself, because you have given me everything. Be with me also to teach me how to deal with your gifts…. Continue Reading

Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4 12

1. Introductory prayer  Jesus, you come into the land of the shadow of death, where it seems that there is no life. Please come and enlighten all corners of my heart, even the most hidden ones, and change them in to the land, full of life. 2. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Matthew 4:12-23 12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13 And leaving Nazareth, he… Continue Reading

The God of the living – Luke 20 27 38

1. Introductory prayer God, you are the God of the living, and not the dead. God, you are also my God. I know that I live only in You. I am alive and I will live forever. Let my eternity joyfully serves you and your creation. 2. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Luke 20 27 38 27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked… Continue Reading

To be Disciple of Christ – Luke 10, 1-12

1. Introductory prayer  Lord Jesus, you need and send me to be your messenger, together with others of your disciples. Teach me the wisdom that I need to be your messenger. Help me to clear and refine my motives. 2. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Luke 10, 1-12. 17-20 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where… Continue Reading

My Dignity – The Baptism of Jesus; Matthew 3 13 17

The Baptism of Jesus – Matthew 3 13 17 1.    Introductory prayer  God the Father, your love for me is the love of a father for his child. And you give me Jesus for my brother! Through Jesus, you give me dignity, but I am forgetting it and bow to those who cannot provide it, at most, they take it away. I ask, that together with Jesus I dive into your baptismal water, which purifies… Continue Reading

Matthew 11, 2−11 “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”

Matthew 11, 2−11 1.    Introductory prayer  God the Father, help me to live by faith, even if I still cannot see, cannot hear or feel. I give you my trials in this time of the Advent, in my life, and I ask of you to become humble disciple of Jesus. 2.    Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Matthew 11,2−11  When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3to… Continue Reading

How to do Lectio Divina and What are the steps of Lectio Divina with examples

Lectio Divina What is Lectio Divina? The ancient practice of Lectio Divina literally means “divine reading” and is a method of prayer, study, and meditation fundamental to Benedictine life since the 6th century. Traditionally practiced individually and privately, the Lectio Divina approaches the study and prayer of scripture as something to be calmly and carefully absorbed and understood. The ultimate goal to this spiritual technique is to spend some time, physically and mentally, with God… Continue Reading

Scala Santa – Steps in Rome that Jesus walked on. With Sancta Sanctorum chapel. See time and hours

Scala Santa There is no pilgrim who has come to Rome without desiring to visit the Pontifical Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs. It is one of the most important and renowned sanctuaries in the Roman Catholic Church. Situated near the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the Sanctuary houses the Sancta Sanctorum, recognized as the first private Papal chapel. The sanctuary gets its name from the 28 marble steps of the Holy Stairs. According to an… Continue Reading