3-Minute Retreats (Loyola Press) 3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
Online Ignatian Prayer Adventure (Loyola Press) This is an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises. The eight week schedule would make it an excellent Lenten/Easter focus, but it can be promoted in your parish any time of the year. It is based on the longer retreat The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O'Brien, S.J.
Online Retreat (Creighton University) This is a retreat designed for people too busy to make a traditional retreat. People can experience a relationship with God coming alive in the midst of everyday life. A simple Guide each week places themes, reflections, questions and desires into the background of our busy lives. We learn to find greater focus and to let one week build upon another. Begin any time, but if a person begins the week of September 19th, the retreat fits with the Liturgical Year. People can make the retreat alone, with a spiritual director, or form a group to make the retreat together.
Online Retreats (Good Ground Press) Good Ground Press provides online retreats that give people a chance to look at where you are in your journey to God, to be more aware of your journey, and of the loving God with whom you journey. Each retreat is in multiple parts and can be experienced over several weeks. Retreats include themes such as Memoir Writing, Women of Prayer and Justice, and Everyday Spirituality: A Busy Person's Retreat.
Family/Adult Learning (Our Sunday Visitor) Articles and videos designed to help foster a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith. Topics include: understanding our Catholic faith, faith and spiritual growth, living the faith today, answering the call and more.
For Your Marriage (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, this site explores dating, engagement, marriage and parenting from a Catholic lens.
Parent (Adult) Faith Sharing/Small Christian Community
Advent Awakenings/Reflexiones en Adviento (RENEW International) The Advent Awakenings series is based on the three-year cycle of the Lectionary. Each book contains four sessions corresponding with the Gospels of the four Sundays of Advent. Each session includes reflections, prayers, action responses, and song suggestions, plus seasonal devotions that families can use at home to enrich their Advent experience. Hosting Small Faith Groups (Loyola Press) Author-speaker Joe Paprocki offers a six -part series with advice on how to host small faith groups This page also includes links to numerous small group resources from Loyola Press.
Lifting Up Our Hearts (RENEW International) A six-session small group faith-sharing process which will renew parishioners' spiritual life and their appreciation of the liturgy. Originally written to help people understand the changes to the peoples’ responses at Mass, this resource is an excellent process to re-educate adults on Eucharist. It emphasizes the role of the assembly and leads Catholics in an opportunity to talk about their experiences at Sunday liturgy and come to a deeper understanding of the meaning of the Mass and its significance in their lives.
Longing for the Holy(RENEW International) Longing for the Holy is for those who want to enrich their sense of the presence of God. Based on the gentle spiritual guidance and practical wisdom of best-selling author, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, it concerns the way we channel the deep longing at the core of our beings. Designed for either a small group faith-sharing experience or personal reflection, participants explore the implications of the central mysteries of faith-- the Incarnation, the Eucharist, and the Paschal Mystery -- for spirituality. Attending to the cultural challenges that keep us from realizing our true desire, it considers the important themes of church community, justice, sexuality, the practices of the spiritual life, and being a mystic of the everyday.
Good News Ministries Receive by email life-enriching reflection on the daily readings from the Catholic Mass. On Sundays, the reflection include questions for private and group use, sent a week early to help you prepare for next Sunday's Mass.