Pondering in our Heart: Scriptural Reflections on Mary

Picture of a detail from Mantegna's painting, The Presentation in the Temple

The course consisted of four biblical meditations on Mary, the Mother of God, and was designed to give participants both guidance for understanding the Scriptures and an introduction to the ancient method of lectio divina, or prayerful reading of Scripture, a practice that Pope Benedict XVI urged all Christians to take up in his 2010 apostolic exhortation Verbum Domini and echoed by Pope Francis in his 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

The four biblical meditations offered were:

Mary the Servant of the Lord: The Annunciation

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A Mystery of Encounter: The Visitation

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In Search of Jesus: The Finding in the Temple

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The Death of her Son: At the Foot of the Cross

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