[Entire Page Updated for the Coronavirus Response]
Advent 2020 Resources (because Advent is not just about baking cookies and wrapping gifts...)
(With Sr. Miriam James!)
'What Day of the Pandemic Are We On?' Resources
-A great article about present times, creating, and becoming who you are made to be (and house plants).
Want to learn more? Need a spiritual pick me up mid-week? Look at the resources below! They range from a priest in the Netherlands geeking out about Star Wars or Doctor Who to some frank answers to difficult times and difficult questions.
For the Girls
Abiding Together Podcast (with Sr. Miriam James Heidland!)
Culture-movies, books, video games+nerd culture (#LLAP!)
Content produced by Fr. Roderick, a Catholic Priest from the Netherlands who is obsessed with Star Wars.
Home of the podcast "Secrets of Doctor Who" Whovians, I highly recommend it.
Resources for prayer
The Daily Disconnect
A 10 minute (or less) contemplative podcast produced by the Order of Carmelites. An awesome way to take a quick break!
Both an app and a website where you can access the Liturgy of the Hours-a tradition with a lot of history in our Church prayed daily by priests, religious, and laity.
Examen Prayer App
An app developed by a priest from our Diocese to assist you with praying The Examen, a prayer created by St. Ignatius of Loyola that is very helpful for reflecting on your day and preparing for the next.
If you like to journal, you'll like this way of praying.
Pray as You Go App
An awesome prayer app maintained by the Jesuits from the UK. Great for using with headphones.
Word on Fire Show Podcast
From beauty to how do we know God exists to sports and spirituality, if you have a question, Word on Fire probably has a podcast about it.
Created & Called Podcast
Thinking about the future? The Diocese of Cleveland recently (as in Fall 2020) started a podcast on Vocations (and while you think that just means Priesthood and religious life, it's actually everything). Hear it straight from the horse's mouth-
"The Created & Called podcast, brought to you by the Vocation Office of the Diocese of Cleveland, seeks to encourage a culture of vocations through the sharing of stories. Learn more about the joys and struggles of the journey to priesthood, consecrated religious life, marriage, diaconate, and single life from those who have lived it! "
Everything and the Kitchen Sink
Word on Fire
From movies, to travel, to questions of faith and life, there's probably and article for it.
Run, How Fast Can You? Podcast
Yes. Zak and Sarah started a podcast to help y'all out during the Coronavirus Shutdown. The sound quality? Bad. The content quality? Questionable. The awkward/awesomeness balance=100% .
Bummed Retreat Got Rescheduled? Here are some great talks and witnesses on Youtube:
Fr. Mike Schmitz: "The Hour That Will Change Your Life" Seek 2015 Link to YouTube Here.
Sr. Miriam James Heidland: "Intimacy with God: Receiving the Heart of the One Who Loves Us" Link to YouTube Here.
Paul J. Kim: "I Thirst" Steubenville, 2016: Link to YouTube Here.
Books (Updated for Coronavirus Response 2020)
(Because I know you have some time on your hands...)
"The Power of Silence" by Cardinal Sarah (a weighty read but well worth your time, even if you only ever read one page!)
"Loved as I Am" by Sr. Miriam James Heidland
"Left to Tell" by Immaculee Ilibagiza (we saw her at NCYC!)
"Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism" by Bishop Robert Barron (or really anything by Bishop Robert Barron)
"The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Every Day Living" by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V.