Spiritual Resources in the Time of COVID-19Mar 25, 2020 | Story by: | ONLINE RETREAT, ONLINE RECOLLECTION, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, CARDINAL TAGLE, ORATIO IMPERATA
Dear Friends in the Lord,
Peace and greetings as we celebrate World CLC Day on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of our Lord.
At this time of uncertainty, when all are asked to stay home as a way of helping to curb the spread of SARS-COV2 (This is the deadly virus of COVID-19), the Formation Team has gathered a number of materials online that can aid us to pray as we approach Holy Week, the holiest time of the year.
Below are aids to help us cope spiritually, journey together and assist one another through intercessory prayers and sharing.
a) Spiritual Reflections in the Time of COVID-19
Here are links to online retreats for Lent and Holy Week that can accompany us as we look at our situation in the light of the Paschal Mystery of our Lord Jesus.
There is also a link 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
PINS OF LIGHT
An online Holy Week Retreat led by Fr. Johnny Go, SJ beginning on April 9, Maundy Thursday
A different kind of Way of the Cross. One does not need to go anywhere; not even say any word. Just remain where you are and in silence contemplate the image presented at every station.
THE SPIRITUALITY RESOURCES POOL
Our Emmaus COVID Journey: A Passage to New Life
This is an online Holy Week Triduum retreat offered by the Spirituality Resources Pool. Individual conferences will be conducted via Zoom. Interested participants may submit their registration forms through the link above on or before March 30.
For those who were not able to sign up, the online Holy Week retreat will also be available to the public through Jesuit Communications FB page. There will be video conferences on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday morning.
Spread for a period of seven days, An Ignatian Prayer Adventure provides reflections and guides in praying over the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises, Jesus' Passion and Death.
This is a Lenten experience on praying the Examen, adapted from materials by Joseph Tetlow, SJ.
PATHWAYS TO GOD
A retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises produced by the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow
THE CORONA RETREAT
Fr. Jaime Blanco Achacoso offers a 30-day series of daily Lenten meditations which began on the first day of the enhanced community quarantine, March 15.
8TH WORKER BLOG
This site offers 30-day online retreat in the light of the current enhanced community quarantine. Reflections are provided at the beginning of each day.
Inspiring talks on prayer, on who God is, reflections during the season of Lent, and some lessons from the saints
Each talk comes with a printable study guide that contains reflective questions and prayers.
ONLINE MINISTRIES BY CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
This Lenten Online Retreat is taken from the 34 weeks Online Retreat on the Online Ministries website. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the Second Week of Easter (Divine Mercy Week).
A collaborative ministry of Jesuits and lay people, Ignatian Yoga retreat offers weekly Ignatian Yoga sessions beginning on Saturday, March 28. Sessions include conversations with instructors, asana classes, guided meditations, and group sharings.
ONLINE RETREATS WITH PODCASTS
Tim Muldoon, author of The Ignatian Workout, shares his reflections during this Lenten season through podcasts and suggested prayers.
Sacred Space offers a wealth of prayer resources such as daily reflections in podcasts, novenas, Lenten retreats, etc.
You may also access last year's retreat, The Way of Ignatius Loyola.
PRAY AS YOU GO
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 You Stay helps us to receive strength and wellness through our constant connection with God and with one another in sharing.
ONLINE RETREATS WITH VIDEOS
ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
Cardinal Sean offers a virtual retreat on various Lenten themes. Click the link to watch the first session of this retreat.
DISCERNMENT IN THE CAVE
During this time of isolation, lockdown and quarantine, it is more important than ever to continue finding God in all things. This digital retreat is a tool for exactly that. Pray through it individually, or invite members of your community to reflect and share together remotely.
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.
ARCHDIOCESAN LITURGICAL COMMISSION MANILA
We go back to the experience of the early Church when Christians gather to worship at home. This is an opportune time to encourage families to pray at home. Here is a copy of Family Celebrations of Holy Week and Easter Triduum at Home produced by the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila.
ONLINE LENTEN RECOLLECTIONS
b) 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.
c) 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.
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
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
ORATIO IMPERATA FOR THE PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19
ORATIO IMPERATA LABAN SA PAGLAGANAP NG COVID-19
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