Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jun 15, 2020 3:33:58 PM
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Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

Prayer for the Home: 

Devotions for the Month of June
Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) offers a fantastic website with an array of resources for Catholic parents, including this article explaining the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (celebrated this Friday, June 19), which also offers ways to practice this devotion throughout the month of June.

Educational Opportunities: 

Society for Catholic Liturgy webinar
The Society for Catholic Liturgy has teamed up with the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy to host a series of webinars aimed toward helping ministers think through the challenges presented by the coronavirus. This Thursday, the two-fold focus will be on the use of technology, as well as reclaiming devotional Catholicism. Register and view the first webinar in the series here.


Strong in Tribulation / Fuertes en la Tribulación
The Vatican has provided a free book online for Catholics “so as to know how to discern and experience God’s closeness and tenderness in pain, in suffering, in solitude and in fear” (5). It includes prayers and rituals that can be done in the home, along with support for continuing to practice the faith even when receiving the sacraments is not possible, and encouraging texts from recent homilies and addresses by Pope Francis. Available in both English and Spanish.


How to Salvage a Disastrous Day in Your Covid-19 Quarantine
If you’re still working from home, or spending the majority of your days inside with your children, you may have days that just seem like a disaster. Aisha S. Ahmad, a professor who has “lived and worked under sustained disaster conditions” in her research on jihad in the Middle East, provides some simple and essential ways to reclaim and redirect a day begun badly, whether you’re in quarantine or not.

And just for fun:

Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
This Sunday marks the longest day of the year, and for the first time in history, the folks at Stonehenge will be live-streaming the solstice. Watch the sun rise behind the Heel Stone from the comfort of your own home and marvel at the ingenuity of the people who managed to construct this incredible historical site.

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