PRAYER RESOURCES FOR THE
If ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, it may be that, rather than becoming accustomed to doing Church from home, our hunger for the Eucharist will intensify and make us value all the more gathering for it when at last we can. In the meantime, we’ve been given a time of retreat to meditate upon what Holy Communion means to us all and we’ve been given new opportunities and new pastoral strategies.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Pastoral Letter to the Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Archdiocese of Sydney during this COVID-19 Pandemic, 24 April 2020
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The Furnace is a daily homily podcast of Fr Noel Custodio from the Parish of Sydney Harbour North. During these uncertain times, the podcast aims to keep give people hope through the Heart of Jesus, the “glowing furnace of love” (St Gertude the Great).
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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.