Lectio Divina at the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross

Feb 28 2015 4—8pm
The Monastery of the Holy Cross
3111 South Aberdeen St.
Chicago, IL 60608
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Fr. Peter Funk

Monastery of the Holy Cross

Intended for current university students. Others interested in attending please contact

Join us for an evening of prayer with Benedictine Monks at the Monastery of the Holy Cross. Students will participate in the prayer of the Divine Office (Vespers and Compline), dine with the monks, and learn about the Benedectine tradition of Sacred Reading or Lectio Divina with Fr. Peter Funk, O.S.B., prior of the monastery and alum of the University of Chicago. Divine Reading is an ancient Christian practice of reading scripture that includes reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation (Lectio, Meditatio, Oratio, and Contemplatio). This is an excellent opportunity to get into the prayerful spirit of Lent.


4:00pm: Meet at Gavin House (1220 E. 58th St.)
4:30pm: Depart from Hyde Park
5:00pm: Arrive at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, Welcome and Introduction
5:15pm: Office of Vespers
5:40pm: Dinner
6:20pm: Introduction to Lectio Divina by Fr. Peter Funk
7:15pm: Office of Compline
8:00pm: Arrive back in Hyde Park

To find out more about liturgy at the monastery, go HERE.

Fr. Peter Funk, OSB, is the Prior of the Monastery of the Holy Cross, a contemplative Benedictine monastery in the South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport. Fr. Peter received his B.A. in music from the University of Chicago. After graduating, he was a choral conductor at St. Thomas the Apostle parish and the University of Chicago. He entered monastic life in 1997. Fr. Peter received a Master’s degree in Theology at St. John’s School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he majored in Scripture and was ordained to the priesthood in 2004.