Spiritual Development

Below are links to a variety of faith resources such as daily bible readings, podcasts, LifeTeen, Cursillo, webinars and much more to aid one’s spiritual journey. Categories include Faith Resources, Prayer & Contemplation, Retreats & Webinars, Church & World and may include a featured event or topic.


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Faith Resources

Daily Bible Readings –  https://bible.usccb.org

Saint of the Day – https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day

Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s Blog – http://cardinalseansblog.org/

Reflections from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops – https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video

Daily Mass on Catholic TV – http://www.catholictv.org/masses

LifeTeen for Catholic Youth – http://www.lifeteen.com/

My Catholic Faith – https://www.mycatholicfaith.org/

The Word Among Us – https://wau.org/

Prayer & Contemplation 

God in All Things blog and podcasts –  www.godinallthings.com

Pray-As-You-Go daily prayer podcasts – https://pray-as-you-go.org

The Contemplatio –  Each week the Contemplatio offers a scripture, a piece of spiritual writing, a video reflection of five minutes, a song, and a prayer.  Sign up for the weekly email.

Where has God been with me today? The Examen Prayer –  The Daily Examen

Sacred Space – contemplative prayer from your computer – https://www.sacredspace.ie/

Sacred Song from the monastery of Taizé, France – https://www.youtube.com/user/taize/video

3-minute Retreats – https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer/

Spiritual Exercises – https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-spiritual-exercises/

Praying the Rosary – https://www.usccb.org/how-to-pray-the-rosary

Retreats & Webinars

3-minute Retreats – https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer/

On-line Retreat from Creighton University: Experience God’s Grace in the midst of our busy lives – https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html)

Retreat of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola at Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton or via zoom. For further information and to register, please call Mary Ann at 617-686-2287 or email at maryannmclaughlin2@aol.com.

Cursillo – an encounter with Christ in a small community of the Church so that His love and grace can be brought to every aspect of life. Boston Cursillo.

Church & World

Archdiocese of Boston –  https://www.bostoncatholic.org

US Conference of Catholic Bishops – http://usccb.org/

Catholic Television –  http://www.catholictv.org

Catholic Relief Services  – http://crs.org/

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boston – https://ssvpusa.org/

Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University – https://catholicsocialthought.georgetown.edu/events