Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jul 6, 2020 4:19:20 PM

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.

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Topics: prayer, saints, Scripture, parenting, lectio divina, Hispanic ministry, Catolicismo hispano, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources

The Power of Preaching, Part 4: Good Preaching is Ordinary

Posted by Karla Bellinger on May 21, 2020 11:18:55 AM

The greatest preacher on earth sat down and began to teach: “There once was a sower who went out to sow. . .” Through ordinary words and images, Jesus wove a rich theology of spiritual receptivity through a metaphor that still changes lives. Everyday life is the springboard for effective preaching. “Good” preaching is deep and rich and ordinary.

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Topics: homily, preaching, Scripture

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on May 11, 2020 11:32:40 AM

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.

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Topics: Easter, liturgical music, liturgy, saints, Scripture, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, educational resources, Confirmation, liturgical formation

The Power of Preaching, Part 2: Encountering Christ

Posted by Karla Bellinger on May 1, 2020 6:50:00 AM

In our coaching session, the young priest smiled, “I like to make people happy. They like my jokes.” I suggested that he focus his homily to make one point. He said that he would make that as his goal. Then he admitted, “But I spend more time searching the Internet for a good joke than I do creating my homily.” 

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Topics: homily, preaching, Vatican II, Pope Francis, Scripture

Free Online Course: "Journey with The Saint John's Bible"

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Apr 29, 2020 2:43:35 PM

If you haven’t had a chance yet to make the McGrath Institute’s “Journey with The Saint John’s Bible,” there’s still time. This free, six-unit online course offers a glimpse into the history and production of illuminated manuscripts from thousands of years ago up to The Saint John’s Bible itself, a modern, hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and spearheaded by Welsh calligrapher Donald Jackson.

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Topics: resources, Scripture, continuing education, visual arts, online education, The Saint John's Bible, COVID-19 Resources

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