Easter Season: Spiritual Resources in the Time of COVID-19May 7, 2020 | Story by: |
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.
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.
An Examen While on Quarantine by Fr. Harvey Mateo, SJ
Pagsusuri ng Kalooban Habang Naka-Quarantine ni Fr. Harvey Mateo, SJ
PRAYER AND REFLECTION
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.
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.
An Easter Conclusion to the Ignatian "Into the Cave" Pandemic Retreat
This retreat is a continuation of the Journey into Faith Lent Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola.
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.
"Walking with the Risen Christ - New Creation Retreat" offers daily scripture, reflections and music with a focus on integral ecology.
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.
An imaginative prayer on the resurrection of Christ
OTHER SPIRITUAL RESOURCES
HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL
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
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.
This Youtube account regularly uploads spiritually-enriching videos that may be helpful for us during these holy days.
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.
ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CUBAO
RESURREXIT: An Easter Recollection (Part 1)