We would like to tell you about such monastic happening as Taizé Prayer, the Benedictine Friends meeting between Sisters and college students, and the final oblation rites for three of our oblate candidates.
But, as God is always reminding us, circumstances alter the plans of mortals. Although the College plans to begin a mix of online and traditional classes, with students returning to the campus, the COVID pandemic is not ending so quickly. To protect our older Sisters, our Community will remain in isolation.
As parishes reopen for public Mass, some may be ending live-streaming of the Eucharist. Check with your local parish for their policy.
Here is a brief list of ways to help you grow spirituality and perhaps stretch your mind, while remaining ‘socially distanced’ or quarantined at home.
May you find blessings hidden in each day of trial and new ways to connect with others, and may the Holy Spirit keep your body healthy and your sense of humor intact.
Give Us This Day This wonderful monthly periodical from St. John’s University includes the Liturgy of the Hours, Mass readings, reflections, and Blessed Among Us. for each day. Liturgical Press is providing it online at no cost for the duration of the emergency: https://giveusthisday.org/Digital
Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota will live-stream Mass, weekdays at 5:00 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 am, and Sundays at 10:30 am, central daylight time. https://saintjohnsabbey.org/live
Learn about our Jewish friends’ faith through free videos on www.chabad.org. Click here for videos specially selected for this time:
Free viewings of recorded operas continue from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, with a different opera everyday: https://www.metopera.org/
Free live online art lessons for the family at https://www.facebook.com/pg/makepaducah/posts/?ref=page_internal
Open Culture: The Best Free Cultural and Educational Material on the Web http://www.openculture.com/
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections: http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/