Resources for Deeper Reflection

As we contemplate the Sunday readings
 
Spiritual practices to help us engage with Jesus

Jesus said that He is the Bread of Life, but in order for us to understand our need for Him, we need to develop a living relationship with him. Devotional practices can be communal or they can be done privately. Follow the link above for some ideas for devotional practices.

 

Living The Word 

Journey with fellow parishioners as they share their reflection on the Sunday readings.

 
Online Resources for Families

Sunday Readings from the Lectionary for Masses with Children

http://rclblectionary.com/.  For each Sunday and for other major feasts of the liturgical year, the "Gospel Reflections" section includes a reflection for families, suggestions for bringing the Gospel into your family, and discussion starters. Another section of the site presents a "Question of the Week" for adults and for children - in English and Spanish.

http://www.catholicfamilyfaith.org/sunday-worship--lectionary-resources.html. Provides a number of online resources to help all family members prepare for Sunday Mass and connect liturgy and life.

 

Online Resources for Adults

The following are links to some useful web sites to provide daily or weekly reflection from a national author. Check them out!

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI Features weekly columns with easy access to previous columns. 

Word on Fire with Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles; former president of Mundelein Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Joan Chittister 

A Benedictine sister and popular spiritual author, offers a free weekly newsletter, Vision & Viewpoint. Weekly columns – A Word from Joan – are featured on her website  

Sacred Space, daily prayer offered by the Irish Jesuits 

3 Minutes Retreat App for Reflection and Meditation

Commit 3 minutes each day for prayer and reflection. We invite you to download the 3-minute Retreats App by Loyola Press. 3-Minute Retreats allows you to take a short prayer break right at your computer.

Blessed Is She - An Online Community for Women

Catholic Daily Reflections

Catholic Mobilizing Network

Daily Meditations: By Center for Action and Contemplations

Laudate

Lent Reflections: With Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire. 

Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotions

Praying Lent: An Online Ministry of Creighton University

List of Resources offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago Parish Vitality & Mission Office

View a list of app suggestions on Blessed is She