Some Faith Formation Resources
Catholic Theological Union Chicago www.ctu.edu
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to: Learn @ CTU for an amazing variety of videos, articles and podcasts from leading theologians. For example, a series on the Joy of the Gospel by CTU lecturers.
ALSO Sunday Scripture Reflections Subscribe to receive these reflections via email every Wednesday.
Go to publications in the sidebar and select C21 Resources. C21 Resources is a compilation of critical analyses and essays on key challenges facing the Catholic Church today. Each issue features original and reprinted articles around a particular theme. Available in PDF format. Some recent event themes include: The Gift of Friends; Living Faith for the Journey; Forming Conscience.
Go to C21 vidoes to access the C21 YouTube Channel for a huge variety of videos. Topics are available on prayer, spirituality and scripture. Presenters include Fr James Martin SJ and Fr Ron Rolheiser OMI.
Parish Life Australian Catholics: Jesuit Communications
Subscribe at http://firstname.lastname@example.org
A weekly free subscription service via email that arrives on Monday with:
- Editorial from Michael McVeigh
- Readings for the following weekend
- A commentary from Brendan Byrne SJ
- Suggestions for Prayers of the People
- Music Suggestion
- Feature articles on topical issues
- Digest of Catholic News
Begin with the Heart - Fr Daniel O'Leary
Go to the sidebar and select the Weekly Reflection page and from there you can subscribe to an email of Daniel's weekly reflections.
Fr Daniel O'Leary is a priest of the Diocese of Leeds. He is an author of a number of books and has taught at All Hallows, Ireland. He is recently deceased
Apps for Prayer and Meditation
World Community for Christian Meditation Australia
The website is well worth a visit as well as offering a meditation app for your phone.
Monastaries of the Heart
This is a web based 'monastary without walls' sharing Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers. The Benedectine Sisters of Erie provide this resource. Joan Chittister OSB is the creator and animator.
Membership is free and is provided to avoid unwanted contributions. Simply register online.
- A weekly formation in the core elements of Benedictine life - prayer, lectio divina, good works, study and community
- Regular online retreats
- Option to contribute to a world wide community discussion of issues and sharing of resources
- Inspiration from three monastic blogs including Joan Chittister.