Spiritual Resources

Online Resources for Independent Daily Prayer and Reflection:
Prayer Requests
  • Request Prayer: Submit a prayer request that will be shared with a prayer team
Fatih Development:
  • Word on Fire:  sermons, commentaries and video clip by Fr. Robert Barron. 
  • The Jesuit Post: This site is about Jesus, politics, and pop-culture, it’s about the Catholic Church, sports, and Socrates.
  • Young Catholics, An Ancient Faith, A New Century:  blog that provides world-class Catholic opinion and analysis on the most pressing issues of our times in politics, religion, and culture.
xaverian connections:
  • Letter to the Xaverian Brothers: Write a letter or note of encouragement to the Xaverian Brothers at the Ryken House
  • Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools:  The XBSS Office provides services to the schools operating out of a sense of Gospel mission that is reflected in the mission of the Church and of the Xaverian Brothers. 
  • Xaverian Brothers:  A site dedicated to the Spirituality and Mission of the Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier  
Meditation Apps:
  • Insight Timer
    • Description: the number 1 free mediation app. Guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more. Music tracks from world-renowned artists. Join millions learning to meditate on Insight Timer to help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress, sleep deeply and improve happiness.
  • The Mindfulness App
    • Description: meditation beginners and gurus alike will find lots of options with The Mindfulness App. A five-day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness help you get started, and timed guided or silent meditations from 3 to 30 minutes will suit your busy lifestyle. The app also offers personalized meditation options, reminders to keep you mindful throughout the day, and statistics to track in your meditation journal.
  • Headspace
    • Description: find calmness, wellness, and balance in your life with this app's guided meditation and mindfulness techniques for daytime use. Before bed, try any of its 10 new sleep music tracks or 16 nature soundscapes. The app builds personalized plans based on a little input from you, so you can learn the essentials of meditation and build from there.
  • Calm
    • Description: this award-winning app has calming exercises, breathing techniques to help you relax, and even a Calm Kids section with meditations for kids between 3-17. The new Sleep Stories section features a great mix of voice talent — you may recognize actors Matthew McConaughey or Jerome Flynn — to lull you to sleep. A recent update to the Calm app makes for a mindful experience through the Apple Watch, with three new breathing exercises, a mindful walking meditation, and calming exercises you can access right from your watch.
  • Stop, Breathe, Think
    • Description: Stop, Breathe, and Think is an award-winning meditation and mindfulness app that helps you find peace anywhere. It allows you to check-in with your emotions and recommends short guided meditations, yoga, and acupressure videos, tuned to how you feel. Also available in Spanish.
  • For Your MarriageA website initiated by USCCB for strengthening Catholic marriage
  • Marriage Unique for a Reason - offers resources to assist with the education and catechesis of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected