Lent Events and Programs
PRAYING THE PSALMS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS: A LENT RETREAT THROUGH THE DIOCESE OF DAVENPORT
STAFF PICKS FOR LENT AND BEYOND
Our staff has selected some great resources for you to use to help you with your faith journey. Click on the links below to get more details!
Hallow - Recommended by Eleanor Kiel, Liturgy and Music Director
Hallow is a free app (you can pay for extras, but I simply use the free content). My favorite items in the app are the angelus (I pray along with this before I get out of bed), daily rosaries, daily lectio divina, and the Bible-in-a-Year podcast (I enjoy praying along with these as I walk my dog, cook and clean).
Adult Faith Formation Director
I access CatholicWomenPreach on Facebook, but it can also be accessed from the website or as a podcast. As the title suggests, it has videos of preaching by well qualified and diverse women reflecting on the lectionary readings for Sundays and Holy Days. The women are scripture scholars, theologians, university professors, women religious, parish and diocesan ministers, and many are wives and mothers. The diversity of their voices, work, and life experiences inspire in me a deeper understanding of scripture and God’s saving presence in the world.
The PrayAsYouGo website has a new prayer session every day that combines music, scripture and some questions with time for reflection. The sessions last 10-13 minutes and aim to help us become more aware of God's presence in our life, to listen to and reflect on God's word, and grow in our relationship with God. The style of prayer is based on Ignatian Spirituality. It’s also available as an app, which makes it convenient to pray as you go to work, school, run, etc. I love the variety of beautiful music and the British voices that lead the prayer and reflections.
PrayerMate.net—Recommended by Colleen Evans, Finance Manager
PrayerMate helps me pray consistently for the people and causes I care about. Develop a discipline of prayer as PrayerMate helps you organize your prayer life, know what to pray for, and actually pray. You can use it on your desktop or download the app for free.