“Through our acts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, God’s Kingdom will endure forever.” – Bishop Noonan

Virtual Lenten Retreat

Click here to join a Lenten retreat journey. This includes a new at-home, on your own pace retreat titled “Peace in Pandemic Times,” as well as other spiritual resources for download. The retreat contains the lectio divina. In the free downloads section, they’ve included the Stations of the Cross meditations.

Remain in Prayer

Spiritual Resources for Children

Guide to Lectio Divina with Children (English)

Guía de Lectio Divina para Niños (Español)

How to do Lectio Divina

Pasos de Lectio Divina

Recommended app in English: Hallow (Free and pay versions, Apple and Android)

Liturgy of the Hours

Liturgy of the Hours: Universalis, Monastery Podcast

Liturgy of the Hours is also available through Divine Office, https://divineoffice.org/

Additional Prayers and Devotions

 

Prayer for Healing

The following prayer was adapted from the Roman Missal and can be prayed daily.

Almighty ever-living God, eternal health of believers,
hear our prayers for your servants who are sick with coronavirus: grant them, we implore you, your merciful help,
so that, with their health restored,
they may give you thanks in the midst of your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Adapted from the Roman Missal, Collect for Masses for the Sick, #45.”

 

In this time of need, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) invites all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Prayer cards are available for download and to print at the bottom of the page.

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe for the Protection from Coronavirus (from USCCB)

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana. Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Oración a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe para la protección contra el coronavirus.

Virgen Santísima de Guadalupe,
Reina de los Ángeles y Madre de las Américas.
Acudimos a ti hoy como tus amados hijos.
Te pedimos que intercedas por nosotros con tu Hijo,
como lo hiciste en las bodas de Caná.
Ruega por nosotros, Madre amorosa,
y obtén para nuestra nación, nuestro mundo,
y para todas nuestras familias y seres queridos,
la protección de tus santos ángeles,
para que podamos salvarnos de lo peor de esta enfermedad. Para aquellos que ya están afectados,
te pedimos que les concedas la gracia de la sanación y
la liberación.
Escucha los gritos de aquellos que son vulnerables y temerosos, seca sus lágrimas y ayúdalos a confiar.
En este tiempo de dificultad y prueba,
enséñanos a todos en la Iglesia a amarnos los unos a los otros y a ser pacientes y amables.
Ayúdanos a llevar la paz de Jesús a nuestra tierra y a nuestros corazones.
Acudimos a ti con confianza, sabiendo que realmente eres nuestra madre compasiva,
la salud de los enfermos y la causa de nuestra alegría. Refúgianos bajo el manto de tu protección, mantennos
en el abrazo de tus brazos,
ayúdanos a conocer siempre el amor de tu Hijo, Jesús.
Amén

Catechism of the Catholic Church

From the Vatican: (many languages)