Pathway to Our Hearts

Pathway to Our Hearts

by Archbishop Thomas Collins



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ISBN-13: 9781594712654
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 04/11/2011
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, Archbishop Thomas Collins was ordained a priest in 1973. He was named bishop of St. Paul, Alberta, in 1997 and archbishop of Edmonton in 1999. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Collins the tenth archbishop of Toronto in December 2006.

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From Pathway to Our Hearts

I think the fundamental reality of Lectio Divina is that it is a prayerful encounter with the word of God. By the word of God, I do not simply mean the text of the Bible; I also mean Christ, Our Lord. He is the Word of God, and one of the most powerful ways that we encounter him is through the words of sacred scripture. The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us in Jesus Christ our Lord; so too in a different way, the Word becomes flesh and dwells amongst us in human language, in the divinely inspired text of scripture.

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Sr. Meg Funk

�Archbishop Collins has offered a gift to us. This book on lectio divina provides not only a method, but also an example. If Jesus would come to our diocese and teach us today, He probably would use the text of the Beatitudes as it is a rich divine study into the new covenant. Not only is Archbishop Collins qualified as a scholar from his many years at Biblicum and the Gregorian University, but he also speaks with authority as someone who has encountered God through his daily practice.� --(Sr. Meg Funk, O.S.B., Author of Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush)

Rev. Thomas Rosica

�The lectio divina reflections of Archbishop Thomas Collins are the fruit of a shepherd who lives in the �House of the Word.' I highly recommend these clear, accessible, and hopeful reflections that offer tremendous assistance to all who wish to give flesh to the Word in their daily lives.� --(Rev. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation)

Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

�The recent Synod on the Word of God emphasized the importance of lectio divina in deepening our spiritual lives. Pathway to Our Hearts, is exactly what is needed to make this important approach to praying the scriptures something that is accessible to all. Archbishop Collins's knowledge and love of the scriptures comes alive in this book.� --(Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson )

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput

�Archbishop Collins combines two rare gifts: a vivid, engaging style and a deep understanding of scripture. This book is a marvelous introduction to the ancient Christian tradition of lectio divina and a real treasure for meditation on the Word of God. For any Christian longing for a deeper experience of prayer, the author opens the door to a richer daily life rooted in the Sermon on the Mount.� --(Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver)

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