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National Bible Week will be celebrated by Catholics across the nation November 13-19. This year's theme, "The Bible: A Book of Mercy," builds on this year's observance of a Jubilee Year of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis. The week also commemorates the 51st anniversary – November 17 – of Dei Verbum, the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation which discusses how God reveals himself through Scripture and tradition.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made resources available to assist parishes, schools, ministry groups and individuals to celebrate this week. The resources are available in both English and Spanish at: www.usccb.org/bible/national-bible-week/index.cfm.
″ Incorporating lectio divina or Scripture readings into opening prayers before classes or meetings
″ Enthroning the family Bible:
″ Praying a Scriptural Rosary: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/scriptural-rosary-the-sorrowful-mysteries.cfm
″ In addition, the American Bible Society offers a bilingual daily scriptural journey on mercy – with reflections by Bishop Robert Barron. It is available in English at: american-bible-society.journeymaker.org/mercy, and in Spanish at: http://american-bible-society.journeymaker.org/misericordia.
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Norma Montenegro Flynn
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