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Resources For Digital Devotion

Many devotional applications and Web sites are available to support and deepen devotion and prayer for those unable to attend Mass in person (as well as those who can). Below are video materials, Web sites, apps, and podcasts that you may find helpful. There is also a selection books for your consideration.

Books and Video Materials

A selection of books (with online references)

Live and on demand "Mass online" resources

Shalom World Online TV Channel

Shalom World is a global commercial-free, 24/7, Catholic, family content TV channel. Shalom World is a source of informative, inspirational and vibrant content for everyone everywhere. Shalom World provides live and on demand material including scheduled live Mass events. It may be accessed online, via an app or via connected TV sets.

Shalom World

Devotional Sites and Apps

1. Bread 4 Today
A daily reflection app produced by the Redemptorists, Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.


2. Three-Minute Retreat
These brief but thoughtful virtual "retreats" are based on the lectionary and are produced by Loyola Press, a ministry of the Jesuits in the United States. They are available online or as an app on your phone.


3. Sacred Space
The Irish Jesuits have been producing the popular Sacred Space daily prayers and reflections for more than twenty years, and they are now available as a convenient phone app.


4. Pray as You Go
Based on Ignatian spirituality, and incorporating music, Scripture from the Lectionary and prayer prompts, this audio app is designed to provide "a framework for your own prayer".


5. Loyola Press Prayer
Praying helps us find solace during stressful times. Loyola Press offers a selection of prayer resources.


6. Loyola Press At-Home Activities
Loyola Press offer a range family oriented at-home activities and downloadable documents.


7. Universalis
A useful subscription based liturgy app for those who want to follow the daily liturgy during a streamed Mass or to pray the hours as part of their personal devotion.


8. Magnificat Magazine
A subscription based spiritual guide to help you develop your prayer life, grow in your spiritual life, find a way to a more profound love for Christ, and participate in the holy Mass with greater fervour. Magnificat provides low fee access to selected offerings.


Faith Forming Podcasts

To access any of this material, use the item title as a direct link to the related Web site. Alternatively, search for the item name in the podcast application that you generally use. Most podcasts are also available via a Web search. When you are happy with your discovery, subscribe to the podcast with your selected podcast application. Some podcasts may also be accessed from the podcast Web site.

1. Christ’s message of peace, love and truth: Fr Ireneusz Czech at Youtube
Homilies by parish priest, Fr Ireneusz Czech, providing inspiration and seeking to deepen our faith and theological knowledge. Praying that we will experience God’s love and abundant mercy offered through the grace of Jesus Christ.

2. Abiding Together Podcast
Join Heather Khym, Michelle Benzinger, and Sr Miriam James Heidland as they provide a place of connection, rest and encouragement for women who are living their passion and purpose in Jesus. Sr Heidland has a master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks extensively on the topics of conversion, authentic love, forgiveness, and healing.

3. UMD Newman Catholic Campus Ministry: Fr Mike Schmitz Podcast
Homilies from Fr Michael Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Catholic Campus Ministry. When to listen: If you want to hear the Sunday readings broken open in a relevant and raw way. This podcast will support your personal faith, engage you in the scriptures and respond to the gospel in a real-life way. Fr Mike Schmitz has a true gift of connecting faith to life. He’s also very engaging and will take you with him, whether you’re listening from home, your car, on the treadmill or whilst you’re out and about.

4. Pints with Aquinas: Matt Fradd Podcast
If you could sit down with St Thomas Aquinas over a pint of beer and ask him any one question, what would it be? Every episode of Pints With Aquinas revolves around a question, a question that St Thomas addresses in his most famous work, The Summa Theologica. When to listen: If you’re in search of some hearty (and witty) philosophical conversations that engage deeply with Catholic belief. This podcast hosts solid conversations around Catholic apologetics, engages with real-life, modern faith questions and offers easy-access into the philosophical treasures of the works of St Thomas Aquinas.

5. Catholic influencers Podcast
Fr Rob Galea and Danii Sullivan host weekly conversations with Catholic influencers to help Catholics go deeper and further in influencing our world for Jesus. When to listen: If you want to go deep into the upcoming Sunday gospel reading. Discussions draw upon knowledge from biblical commentaries and personal stories in order to illuminate the gospel readings in refreshing ways. This podcast is an excellent resource to help prepare your heart and mind for Sunday Mass and you’ll no doubt take many “gems” from it into your own personal faith.

6. The Word on Fire Show Podcast
Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture. When to listen: If you’re looking for an Informed, thought-provoking, reliable explanation of all things faith. Bishop Barron engages with even the toughest questions and issues that believers are confronted with today. He leaves “no stone unturned” and gives a deeply insightful explanation into how to navigate, understand and respond to some of the tougher questions of today.

7. Ask Father Josh Podcast
Ask Fr Josh is the podcast where millennial priest from Baton Rouge, Fr Josh Johnson, helps listeners navigate the tricky times in life. When to listen: If you’re one of the many looking for guidance in your real, everyday questions and dilemmas. Fr Josh shares from what he’s learned during his time as a priest, pastor, and friend as he answers real-life questions ranging from Catholic teaching to moral dilemmas to relationship advice. This podcast is heartening and encouraging and steps into the “grey areas” of Christian living.

8. Catholic Answers Focus
Hosted by Cy Kellett and featuring a variety of expert guests, Catholic Answers Focus is a weekly podcast about the reasons behind Church teaching. Catholic Answers Focus helps to explain and defend the Catholic Faith. If you want to delve behind Church teaching, Catholic Answers Focus is for you.