Easter Season: Spiritual Resources in the Time of COVID-19

May 07, 2020 | Story by: Christian Life Community in the Philippines |

Peace of the Risen Christ!

Below are aids to help us cope spiritually, journey together and assist one another through intercessory prayers and sharing in the time of the pandemic during this Easter season.

PRAISE SONG FOR THE PANDEMIC

from Abbey of the Arts


Spiritual Reflections in the Time of COVID-19

Here are links to the Consciousness Examen customized to our present situation to help us pray as we ask for the following graces:
to look with the eyes of faith at how God has been actively and silently present in this situation;
to appreciate all the graces and blessings amidst the enhanced community quarantine and physical distancing;
to sense the inner movements that are taking place within us;
to assess how we have responded to God's call to be His presence to those in the peripheries; and
to seek the Lord's guidance on how to respond in the light of His options at this time.

CONSCIOUSNESS EXAMEN

Carefully examine your day during these days of COVID-19 and see where God has been present in your experiences and identify areas where you can grow more in your loving relationship with Him.

Examen for Life During COVID19 for CLC: English | Filipino 

Examen for Life Days after the Enhanced Community Quarantine: English | Filipino

Easter Season Examen

An Examen While on Quarantine by Fr. Harvey Mateo, SJ

Pagsusuri ng Kalooban Habang Naka-Quarantine ni Fr. Harvey Mateo, SJ

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PRAYER AND REFLECTION

MEDITATIONS FOR LIFE IN THE TIME OF CORONA
After a successful 30-day series of daily Lenten meditations, Fr. Jaime Blanco Achacoso shares his weekly meditations during the Easter season in this time of the pandemic. 


8TH WORKER BLOG
Here you will find a number of spiritual helps that calls us for a greater deepening in our lives of the 8th work of mercy as proposed by Pope Francis.

RESURRECTION: AN IGNATIAN GUIDED PRAYER

SHELTER IN HOPE
An Easter Conclusion to the Ignatian "Into the Cave" Pandemic Retreat

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RETREATS

JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM: EASTER TO PENTECOST

This retreat is a continuation of the Journey into Faith Lent Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola.


WAITING FOR THE SPIRIT: ASCENSION TO PENTECOST RETREAT
Spend the days between Ascension and Pentecost in prayer with the IgnatianSpirituality.com community and the online retreat, Waiting for the Spirit. Just as the Apostles and Mary waited in prayer between Christ's Ascension into heaven and the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, we await the renewal the Holy Spirit brings as we close the Easter season.

    DAY 1

    DAY 2

    DAY 3

    DAY 4

    DAY 5

    DAY 6

    DAY 7

    DAY 8

    DAY 9

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    PODCASTS

    WALKING WITH THE RISEN CHRIST: NEW CREATION RETREAT

    "Walking with the Risen Christ - New Creation Retreat" offers daily scripture, reflections and music with a focus on integral ecology.


    PRAY AS YOU GO 
    Pray As You Stay 
    Pray As You Go has just begun a new series called, "Pray As You Stay." You may stream it on SoundCloud or download the app from Google Play or App Store. The daily prayers suggested are very simple but it is suggested that you find a suitable place where you can be quiet and are able to set up your sacred space. Share to as many to support our spirits.
    Aside from those rendered vulnerable because of medical conditions and seniority of age, the other people rendered vulnerable in this crisis are those whose mental health is severely affected by this crisis. Pray As YouStay helps us to receive strength and wellness through our constant connection with God and with one another in sharing.

    GOD IN ALL THINGS 
    Dreaming of the Resurrection: An Audio Meditation 
    An imaginative prayer on the resurrection of Christ


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    OTHER SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

    VATICAN NEWS
    Downloadable Publication of Pope Francis' Prayers and Homilies

    HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL
    Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble: Some Spiritual Tools and Tips 
    As we take care of our community members, loved ones and friends, it is also imperative that we take care of ourselves. Remember, we cannot give what we do not have.

    SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE
    Spiritual Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic 


    AMERICA MAGAZINE
    How can we be the body of Christ when the coronavirus closes our churches? 
    A good material for reflection and online prayer with the community on how we can embrace and be the body of Christ at this time of enhanced community quarantine.

    CATHOLIC EXCHANGE
    Rosary Meditations for Prayer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    FAITH WATCH
    Faith Watch Youtube 
    This Youtube account regularly uploads spiritually-enriching videos that may be helpful for us during these holy days.


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    EVENTS

    National Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 13

    Downloadable documents for the event:
    CBCP- Rosary and Act of Consecration Guide
    CBCP-Holy Mass Text [English] in Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima
    Circular No. 20-26 - May 13 National Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    RCAM Pastoral Instruction Let us be one with the whole church

    Laudato Si Week on May 16 to 24


    Visit their website: https://laudatosiweek.org.


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    VIDEO RESOURCES

    ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CUBAO
    RESURREXIT: An Easter Recollection (Part 1)



    Resurrexit: An Online Easter Recollection (Part 2)



    Resurrexit: An Online Easter Recollection (Part 3)



    TV MARIA PHILIPPINES

    Easter Recollection



    Stations of the Resurrection



    Watch on Facebook: Easter Recollection with Bishop Ambo David


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    Share Your Reflections

    Each one is enjoined to share his/her reflections as inspired by the Lord so that we can create an oasis of strength and inspiration to those who find it hard to see the light. Let us empower each other by sharing the fruits of our prayer, allowing others see the presence of Christ working in our lives in this difficult situation.
    SHARE YOUR PERSONAL REFLECTIONS HERE.

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    Offer Your Intentions

    In times of restraint and physical distancing, when the body of Christ cannot meet in one place, we gather through the Holy Spirit in our many different places - house, apartment, room - and together we call out to the Lord. Let each CLC member know concerns that you wish to bring before the Lord so that we can join you in your prayers. We will include you in our mass intentions as well.

    OFFER YOUR PRAYER INTENTIONS HERE.

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    SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS


    Full text of Pope Francis' meditation during his Urbi et Orbi blessing

    Full text of Fr. Bob Buenconsejo's homily during the World CLC Day Holy Mass


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    CLICK HERE FOR OTHER SPIRITUAL RESOURCES DURING LENT.

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    At a time such as this when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Father and the future that he holds.


    "Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."
    1 Peter 5:7


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