Diocesan Youth Conference – Spiritual Tool Box

The glory of God is man fully alive. – Irenaeus

Attention should be paid to the various types of websites, applications and social networks which can help people today to find time for reflection and authentic questioning, as well as making space for silence and occasions for prayer, meditation or sharing of the word of God. – Pope Benedict 2/24/12

What is prayer?

  1. Please; Thanks; I’m sorry; Wow
  2. Opening up, communication, listening, attentiveness
  3. Silence, Simplicity, Solitude, Service

How Can We Pray?

  1. Body: service (community, liturgical, etc.), Tai Chi, yoga, art, dance, sports, music, exercise, laughter
  2. Mind: Scripture (lectio, study, Mass readings), theology, media (books, movies, music, social media & games), laughter
  3. Soul & Spirit: Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Sacrament of Penance, Eucharistic Adoration, retreats, rosary, Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, special church devotions or devotions to saints, laughter 🙂

App Resources

  1. iMissal (Android/Blackberry/iOS/Windows) – http://www.imissal.com/
  2. iBreviary (Android/Blackberry/iOS) – http://www.ibreviary.com/new/index_en.html
  3. Confession: A Roman Catholic App (Android/iOS) – http://www.littleiapps.com/confession/
  4. Mea Culpa: An Examination of Conscience (iOS) – http://www.meaculpaapp.com/
  5. Laudate (Android/iOS) – Playstore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aycka.apps.MassReadings&hl=en; App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/laudate-1-free-catholic-app/id499428207?mt=8
  6. iConfess (iOS) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iconfess-confession-handbook/id307804649?mt=8
  7. Blog with many more Catholic apps in general – http://catholicapps.wordpress.com/
  8. One of the participants turned me on to the app instapray which is available for both iOS and Android – thanks! 🙂

Web Resources

  1. comepraytherosary.com – pray it online with others
  2. sacredspace.ie – daily online prayer (about 5 minutes)
  3. pray-as-you-go.org – mp3 downloads for each day
  4. americancatholic.org – daily saints and daily one minute prayer meditation (look on teh left side bar under “Daily Features”)
  5. churchresources.info/pray/index.shtml – daily online prayer
  6. loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm – 3 minute retreats
  7. www.catholic-prayer-life.com/ – lots of links – I particularly like their weekly Scripture reflections (question for you to ponder about the weekend readings) and their audio Lectio Divina
  8. onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html – mp3/online retreats
  9. catholiccincinnati.org/being-catholic/online-prayer-resources/ – online, audio, video. weekly and daily resources

Blessings & Peace,