It is our deepest desire to support your spiritual growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches us that the disciples of Jesus were not only his followers, but they were students and learners. The disciples took time to listen to Jesus, learn what he was teaching them, and they lived and served with Him. This is our calling, too. It takes time to strengthen our faith. This is something we need to work on constantly as individuals, and together in community.
Here are some suggested resources that will help nurture and grow your faith in God and grow as disciples of Jesus.
Fr Paul created a list of suggested books with readings on prayer, scripture, and other faith-based topics. Check out the list
Listen to the Readings, Gospel, or Homily on OLG’s Podcast.
Faith & Devotion Apps
The following are spiritual apps to help your faith journey. You can find these apps online where you would usually download apps for your specific type of device.
iBreviary is your portable breviary. This application brings the traditional Catholic prayer of the Breviary. You can use it to pray with the full texts of the Liturgy of the Hours. (available on iPhone and Androids)
RosaryMate an app to help you pray the rosary https://rosarymate.com/ (Available on IOS/iPadOS and Android devices
Laudate provides the Daily Mass Readings (with Saint of the Day and Reflections). Liturgy of Hours, Latin Liturgy of Hours, Latin Mass, New American Bible, interactive Rosary, and much more.
Help With Daily Prayer
The Word Among Us publication has daily mass readings and meditations. For more information go to https://wau.org/subscribe/standard_edition/
The Franciscan Spirit offers prayer and devotional resources, here are 2 examples:
Explore Catholic Content (Videos, Audio, and Books)
Take a 3 Minute Retreat
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. Click here for more information
If you would like to explore more inspirational resources, please visit the Spiritual Growth section of our website.