Growing in the Life of Prayer and Spiritual Practices
Prayer is a way to connect with the Divine. The Catholic Faith is rich in spiritual practices including many different types of individual prayer, community prayer, and practices of caring. There are prayer forms that will be fruitful for anyone from the most traditional Catholic to someone who is spiritual but not religious. We invite you to learn about different prayer forms and spiritual practices. Try the ones that attract you. If you are not drawn to a practice, enjoy the fact that some others in the world-wide Catholic community enter into their faith this way.
Why Not Soar?
Why Not Soar? is a short retreat based on a prayer-poem written by a woman mystic of the 1200s, Mechtilde of Magdeburg. You will be delighted to find how her awareness of God’s love as visible in all creation finds a home in us today. This translation is from Praying with the Women Mystics by Mary T. Malone (Columba Press, 2013).
You have the wings of longing.
You know the pull of hope.
You feel the flowing of desire.
So why not soar?
Click here to download and print this free online retreat.
St. Brigid's Psalm and Blessing
May Brigid bless the house wherein you dwell
Bless every fireside every wall and door
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy
Bless every foot that walks its portals through
May Brigid bless the house that shelters you.
Learn about St. Brigid on our Women's Work Tab.