Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jun 22, 2020 7:01:00 AM
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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: 

Tips for Praying with Children
This brief article from Loyola Press offers practical steps for parents looking for ways to create a more intentional time of prayer in the home with their children, but the insights are such that they can be taken and applied by anyone who simply wishes to enter prayer more intentionally. 

Educational Opportunities: 

Quarantine Lectures from the Thomistic Institute
Join Fr. Andrew Hofter, O.P., of the Dominican House of Studies for a free online lecture entitled “God in St. Augustine’s Confessions” on June 25 at 8:00pm EDT, and learn more about other lectures in this series from the Thomistic Institute.


Prayer Service for Racial Justice
Liturgy Training Publications offers ministers a free order for a prayer service which can be used in any parish or diocesan community that wishes to pray together for an end to the scourge of racism. 


How to Combat Zoom Fatigue
If you’re wondering why Zoom chats drain more mental energy than regular meetings, check out this article from the Harvard Business Review, and learn about how you can improve your experience of virtual gatherings.

And just for fun:

Free Virtual Field Trips
This compilation from We Are Teachers offers a list of 28 virtual visits to everywhere from the Seattle Aquarium to the surface of Mars, perfect for any explorer.

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Topics: prayer, family life, St. Augustine, domestic church, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources

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