Prayer and Scripture
The Daily Divina
This free daily email from The Catholic Telegraph links to the readings of the day and offers a brief scripture meditation. Parishioners can sign up here: thecatholictelegraph.com/digital-subscriptions.
Time needed: 5-10 minutes
Includes resources such as an interactive Rosary, Daily Readings, the Liturgy of the Hours, the Bible and a large selection of prayers—in Latin and English! This site will help you download the app: catholicapps.com/laudate/. Please note: you can only access Laudate through the app, downloaded to your tablet or smartphone.
Time needed: As much as you’d like!
The Liturgy of the Hours, or Divine Office—the Work of God, is the official set of prayers marking the hours of each day. Priests are required to pray the Office each day, and the laity are also encouraged to pray the Divine Office. Join Catholics from around the world each day in prayer: universalis.com.
Time needed: Depending on which Hour of the day you’re praying, about 15-20 minutes.
This prayer website guides users through a 10-minute session of prayer centered on a passage of scripture. Other features can be found at the bottom of the homepage under More Sacred Space for retreats, Living Space—Bible Commentary, Novenas, Praying with the Pope, the Chapel of Intentions and Remembrances where you can submit your intentions and departed: sacredspace.ie
Time needed: 10 minutes, or longer if you wish to explore other reflections.
Understanding the Scriptures
This podcast is composed of 30 episodes, each between 72-80 minutes, and covers the entire Bible. Each episode covers one of the 30 chapters in the textbook Understanding the Scriptures by Dr. Scott Hahn (part of the Didache series.) Listeners to the podcast do not need to purchase the book, though it can be beneficial to purchase a copy and follow along: Catholicboard.com.
Time needed: As much as you’d like! You can start and stop the episodes on demand.
Word On Fire
Bishop Robert Barron, founder, and his team, touch on a wide range of subjects, including Jesus, prayer, science, movies, atheism, the spiritual life, the Sacraments, the fate of the Church in modern times, beauty, art and social media. Bishop Barron reveals in his numerous digital videos why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage in a skeptical world. This website can be accessed from your home computer, tablet or smartphone. You may also access 750 videos on a variety of topics on his YouTube Channel, Bishop Robert Barron. Wordonfire.org.
Time Needed: As much as you’d like!
Ascension press has produced countless resources, from Bible Studies, to Sacramental Prep Resources, to books, videos, and podcasts….all designed to help you encounter the living God. They have a large library of free digital resources that includes videos by Fr. Mike Schmitz, the CFR’s, Jeff Cavins, Jack & Bobbi Angel, to name a few, as well as several podcasts and timely articles that go into topics important to our faith. For 2021 they are also doing a Bible in a Year reading/podcast program with Fr. Mike and Jeff Cavins with a podcast that includes the reading of Scripture according the to the Bible Timeline for that day and a short reflection. This website can be accessed from your home computer, tablet or smartphone. Ascension Presents.
Time Needed: As much as you’d like!
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