The St. Aidan and St Patrick Women’s Group has assembled some of its favorite resources for keeping in touch with our spirituality during the pandemic. We hope that you find these resources useful as we journey together into Lent.
The Bible in a Year with Father Mike Schmitz - If you’ve struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you. Read along with Father Mike Schmitz in 365 daily podcasts delivered to your email. Each 20-25 minute episode includes two to three scripture readings, a reflection from Fr. Schmitz and guided prayer.
Daily Readings & Podcasts from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops - Helps you stay connected when you can’t attend daily mass.
The Pray More Lenten Retreat - A self-paced Lenten retreat that brings inspiration to your inbox. With six speakers and 20 videos, you will find quality resources to feed your spirituality. The Women’s Group will be using this resource during our Thursday night Zoom discussion group. (Click here for more information).
Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever - Catholic Speaker Mathew Kelly promises that if you throw yourself into this experience, you will be surprised by what God can do in your life with just an email, short video and an open heart. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all 40 days of Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God.
Loyola Press 3-Minute Retreat - Take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
The God Minute - Every morning a small group of priests, nuns and lay people start their day in prayer. Soft music, sacred scripture and a thoughtful reflection are weaved into a 10 minute prayer called The God Minute. It’s then uploaded for you to access and pray along with us on your own time.
iBreviary (also available on an app) - iBreviary makes finding the right readings easy.
Laudate - The most popular and free Catholic app provides prayers, daily readings, the New American Bible and much more.
The Diocese of Providence provides a number of other Lenten resources you can use to strengthen your Lenten commitment.
Historical fiction by Angela Hunt - From Esther to Magdalene, Angela Hunt's books cover some of the Bible's great women.
Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ’s Passion through the Eyes of Women - Written by Kelly Wahlquist, Walk in Her Sandals helps you relate to Jesus in a profoundly intimate way. Looking at six universal gifts through the eyes of women in the Gospels, this book guides you on a prayerful and creative journey through the days of Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost.