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Our world has been changed immensely by the Internet.  There are a host of websites offering vast amounts of material to support the spiritual journey.  Here are some you may want to investigate.

Center for Action and Contemplation - offers many resources for the spiritual journey, including daily reflections by Richard Rohr (which you can have sent to you by e-mail each day).

Creighton Online Ministries – offers daily reflections, online retreats, material for daily prayer and numerous other resources.


Creo en Dios! – a blog written by Susan Stabile, a Catholic spiritual director and retreat director; daily spiritual reflections and occasional podcasts


Dignity USA: Breath of the Spirit – offers “spiritual and liturgical resource for our members and potential members. Nothing can replace your chapter or other faith community, but we hope you will find further support here for integrating your spirituality with your sexuality and all the strands of your life.” – the site of the Network for Grateful Living. Contains some wonderful short prayer practices, talks and videos, and much more.


Ignatian – “information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world.”


Intentional Disciples Blog – “A group blog devoted to the baptismal call, spirituality, gifts, vocations, ministry, work, history, theology, evangelization, formation, bad jokes, and pastoral support of lay Christians seeking to live their faith in the 21st century.”


Loyola 3-Minute Retreats – invites short “retreats” from your computer; daily suggestions for prayer


Merton Institute for Contemplative Living – offers weekly reflections and other resources.


Sacred Space – offers daily prayers and commentaries on the daily readings.


Silent Insight - offers daily reflections focused on living in the present and drawing closer to God on a moment to moment basis.


The Christian Left – “The Christian Left holds that social justice, renunciation of power, humility, forgiveness, and private observation of prayer (as opposed to publicly mandated prayer), are mandated by the Gospel.” The site has articles, book lists, videos and a discussion board.


Thin Places - an ecumenical newletter that focuses on the contemplative spiritual journey. It lists opportunities in the Twin Cities area for different experiences of contemplation, including Taize and retreats.


Word on Fire – sermons, commentary and other good material for personal reflection.


Seasonal On-Line Resources

Suggestions for prayer and action during the Advent season

USCCB, Advent and Christmas with Pope Benedict XVI

Downloadable pdf with daily readings and short reflections -- 2014


Pax Christi, Advent 2010: Pray, Study, Act

Reflections and suggestions for action tied to the Sunday Advent readings


Loyola Press, Advent Retreat

Downloadable pdf of an Advent Retreat for Daily Life

Suggestions for prayer and action during the Lent season

Creighton On-Line MinistriesPraying Lent

Resources and daily reflections for the Lenten season


Worldwide Vincentian FamilyLent - Challenge to Think Differently

A collection of resources put together by famvin, the website of the Worldwide Vincentian Family


Loyola PressLiving Lent Daily

This site "features prayers, thoughts and more each day to inspire you throughout your Lenten journey."


Spirituality and Practice E-CoursesThe Spirituality of the Gospels with Thomas Moore

This e-course consists of three elements: a daily e-mail, a weekly audio and two life teleconferences. There is a fee for the course.


Ignatian Spirituality.comLent Resources

A variety of prayer practices and other resources for Lenten practices.


USCCBThe Lenten Season

A variety of suggestions and resources to support one's Lenten practice.

Featured Items

 Council of the Baptized Open Forum, January 9, 2018


The Council of the Baptized will be using the Open Forum time on Tuesday, January 9, to plan its 2018 focus.   You are welcome to join us or to email us your ideas at

Our meeting is as usual at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling, St. Paul, at 7:00 p.m. 

 Deacon Trish Vanni to speak at Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community

 On Monday, Jan. 29th at 7 p.m., Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community (2201 First Ave S, Minneapolis) is excited to host Deacon Patricia Sullivan Vanni, MDiv, PhD, to give a talk entitled "Being the Church Together: The breakthroughs of Vatican II -- and beyond." Ecumenical Catholic Communion Deacon Vanni is a theologian who has explored how prayer and church teaching have shaped the self-understanding of the laity. She has spoken on the local and national level and has written extensively on the Sacraments.


Join us as we explore the evolution of our understanding of what it means to be the Church. Through storytelling and teaching, we will explore the critical changes that shaped us before, during and after the Second Vatican Council. These themes continue to call us, through the Holy Spirit, to live as the Body of Christ. All are welcome.


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