Daily Lectio Divina: Angela of Foligno

Daily Lectio Divina: Angela of Foligno

Episode 579

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Angela of Foligno’s Memorial.

Remember that each of these steps takes time and can’t be rushed. Yes, it’s heartbreaking that the soul must move painfully slowly toward God. It takes such baby steps. I myself spent much time weeping at each step, with bitter comfort.

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Daily Lectio Divina: Catherine of Genoa

Daily Lectio Divina: Catherine of Genoa

Episode 578

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Catherine of Genoa’s Purgation and Purgatory.

That’s what happens to the soul
in the fire of God’s love.
All of its weaknesses are cast out like dross,
Then, stripped of its fragilities, the soul
rests in God, with no characteristics of its own,
since its purification is the stripping away of the lower self in us.
Then our being is God.

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Daily Lectio Divina: Hildegard of Bingen

Daily Lectio Divina: Hildegard of Bingen

Episode 577

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Hildegard of Bingen’s “Hymn.”

I flame out––intense, godly Life––over the shining fields of corn,
I glow in the shimmer of the fire’s embers,
I  burn in the sun and the moon and the stars.
The secret Life of Me breathes in the wind
and holds all things together soulfully.

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Daily Lectio Divina: Teresa of Avila

Daily Lectio Divina: Teresa of Avila

Episode 576

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Teresa of Avila’s The Way of Perfection.

Here’s what a friendship with our dearest Companion, our holiest God, is like. In it, intimacy is always possible and can’t be stopped, except on our side, for God is always open to us. Nothing can come between us and God, our Spouse, and we can be alone with God whenever we want, as long as we want. All we have to do is desire it.

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Daily Lectio Divina: Margery Kempe

Daily Lectio Divina: Margery Kempe

Episode 575

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Margery Kempe’s The Book of Margery Kempe.

“Remember––though I do sometimes take away your inner feelings of grace and you find you can’t pray or weep, don’t let yourself be afraid. Never fear. Instead, remember I’m a hidden God within you.”

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Daily Lectio Divina: Gertrude the Great

Daily Lectio Divina: Gertrude the Great

Episode 574

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Gertrude the Great’s Spiritual Exercises.

Lord, open on me…the viscera of your love and kindness….Break over me the fountains of unlimited mercy. Absorb me in the depths of Your love. Drown me in the flood of Your living love, like a drop loses itself in the ocean’s fullness….Let the raindrops of Your kind love make me cling to you.

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Daily Lectio Divina: Catherine of Siena

Daily Lectio Divina: Catherine of Siena

Episode 573

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Catherine of Siena’s Letters.

Indescribable, blazing love! Sweet love! Open our memory up for us, so we can receive, remember, and grasp the great goodness of God. As much as we understand God’s goodness, we’ll love, and whenever we love, we find ourselves in union with and transformed by that love.

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Daily Lectio Divina: Hadewijch

Daily Lectio Divina: Hadewijch

Episode 572

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Hadewijch’s Letters.

God will teach you the true ways of agape Love. Your part is to be vigilant and discerning in all you do. Consider your journey. Remember who you are. Be firm in your faith.

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Daily Lectio Divina: Julian of Norwich

Daily Lectio Divina: Julian of Norwich

Episode 571

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re starting a new series on Gaining Wisdom using selections from A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Carmen Acevedo Butcher. Today we’re using a selection from Julian of Norwich’s Revelations.

When the Trinity––through love––made the world and us, this act of creativity joined every one on earth to God, and this unique unity helps us stay as pure and as excellent as when we were first created….God’s good love is continually re-created in every soul who seeks healing in God’s will.

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