Spiritual Resources

We offer these resources for you to stay engaged, hopeful and supportive with others.

COVID-19 and Catholic Social Teaching    and   Ignatian Wisdom for Troubled Times

PRAYERS

Videos and Reflections 

MASS and Liturgies

Prayer for Guatemala Hurricanes continue to batter Guatemala. Poverty (and poor government planning) are making things worse.  America magazine

A Coronavirus Prayer for this Weary Winter

Advent 2020: Reflections, podcasts and more

An Ignatian Examen for Racial Justice Awareness Click here to pray.

Prayer to Overcome Racism

Prayer for Care for Creation

Parents! An Invitation to a Little Peace...

Prayer & Reflection: Examen for Racism

Pray for DACA

Song: Be Not Afraid by Catholic Artists from Home

"Examen for Teens with Anxiety>>  a helpful approach to the Examen for anyone experiencing anxiety in these difficult days.

JesuitResource.org>> Xavier University offers a collection of Ignatian prayers, quotes, reflections, and other resources.

Praise Song for the Pandemic AbbeyoftheArts.com

Sacred Space: Your Daily Prayer Online

Pray As You Stay

Pray as You Go Podcasts

Pray the Examen video    

A Prayer Amid an Epidemic

An Ignatian Examen for Life During COVID-19

A Prayer of Solidarity

Hope & Community in time of Coronavirus

USCCB Prayers, Links to Liturgies and more 

Magnificat

Believe in the good things that are coming your way

The Christmas Story for Grown-ups (US Catholic, Fr. Bryan Massingale)

See the article by Pope Francis referenced in Fr. Shea's homily:
"A Crisis Reveals What is In Our Hearts" (NY Times)
and a summary at this page.


Pope Francis celebrates start of Advent with new cardinals, warning against indifference and mediocrity

Abundant Life
Advent is a time of hope and waiting for the coming of Jesus, who came to give us abundant life. In this Advent season, we invite you to reflect on the difference between the “abundant life” offered by Jesus and the “good life” promoted by society which says in order to be happy, we must always have more (money, possessions, and power). 

I came that they may have life, and have life abundantly.   John 10:1

Vatican News

Gerard O'Connell, America's Vatican correspondent writes In new encyclical, Pope Francis envisions ‘renewed hope’ from universal love, open to ‘every man and woman’

Bill McCormick, S.J. a contributing editor at America, shares  Pope Francis wants ‘Fratelli Tutti’ to move us to action—like the Good Samaritan

Colleen Dulle, host of "Inside the Vatican," gives her top five takeaways from the new document.

JRS/USA’s Walking with Refugees for Forty Years

What is Ignatian Spirituality?>> 
Explore the Jesuits East website>>

Fr. Shea Vocation Article CNH page 32 http://catholicnewsherald.com/home-page/current-edition

Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a graduate of multiple Jesuit institutions - Regis HS NYC, and the College of the Holy Cross, MA  Dr. Fauci's Jesuit Education Helped Prepare Him for this...  from AMDG A Jesuit Podcast >>

Five Things the Spiritual Exercises Taught Me About Jesus
What is the benefit of the Spiritual Exercises? To learn more click here.

America magazine: How Can Catholics Help Lead Fight Against Racism

Devotional: We Will Breathe Again  From the blog Caffeinated Catholic, a prayer series on racism that engages scripture in a very Ignatian way.

Engaging in a Racial Examination of Conscience

PEACE AND JUSTICE - The Ignatian Way>>

CATHOLIC NONVIOLENCE INITIATIVE

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Pope Francis' Laudato Si' for all of us & the earth!

Stories of Hope CRS

When We Can't Have What We Want  by Vinita Hampton Wright

Give Us This Day 

The Word Among Us

Catholic News Herald link http://catholicnewsherald.com/

 

North Carolinians can call the Hope4NC Helpline to talk with trained counselors who provide emotional support and share resources on building coping skills during times of crisis. Additional resources and information: Managing Overall Health and Wellness Resources 

How to make a Spiritual Communion

Diocese of Charlotte

Catholic Churches Listing of Jesuit Parishes

Vatican News YouTube

Catholic Current (USCCB) Mass Resources and Prayer  https://catholiccurrent.org/covid19/

Sunday Connection for families

St Peter Church Videos on YouTube

Find Mass when you travel: Roman Catholic Church Near Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

   
     

Practice Good Hygiene    Please follow the following good hygiene practice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from MeckNC.gov:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning product.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at home and staying at least six feet distant when you do need to go out.


NC Division of Public Health NC COVID19 Updates  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/press-releases?field_agency_department_tid=All&field_press_release_terms_tid=688

Center for Disease Control :  www.cdc.gov/COVID19

Please keep the sick, caregivers and all healthcare workers in your prayers as we respond to the current coronavirus outbreak. 

 

Spiritual Resources