PRAYER RESOURCES FOR THE
Our enforced retreat from the world can be an opportunity to grow closer to God and more prayerful. People were greatly edified by recent images of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage on foot through the empty streets of Rome to the image of Our Lady of Health. Let’s join him, then, in prayer and fasting for those who have died or are suffering from COVID-19, those at risk or anxious, those treating the sick or seeking a cure, as well as those who are leading us. The power of prayer, married with the wisdom of health experts, will ease and hopefully eliminate this disease.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Pastoral Letter to the Pastors and People of the Archdiocese of Sydney in a Time of Pandemic 18 March 2020
Lectio Divina is a form of prayer which invites us into a deeper encounter with the Lord through Scripture. It gives us the time to listen attentively to the Word, to be sensitive to its action on our hearts, and to reflect on what is being asked of us in our daily lives. Lectio Divina allows the Lord to penetrate our hearts and to fill them with His Love. Ultimately, through this encounter we are invited into an ever-deeper relationship and union with Him.
These resources below are for both personal and group use.
5TH WEEK OF LENT
4 APRIL 2020
6TH WEEK OF LENT
5 APRIL 2020
PODCAST ON SPOTIFY
CORONA OF THORNS
Fr Peter Zwaans, the Vocations Director from Adelaide, is putting together a daily podcast of readings, a homily and spiritual communion for Catholics trapped at home during the Coronavirus outbreak.
PATRON SAINT OF PANDEMIC SUFFERERS
St Corona was a Christian in Damascus, Syria, who was arrested and killed in 165 AD.
She was martyred for advocating for Saint Victor the Martyr, who was arrested for his Christian beliefs, and for looking after him during his torture.