This week, the websites described below focus specifically on spirituality. The sites were chosen and the descriptions written by Eleanor McCloskey, CND. Eleanor has been a member of the Congregation of Notre Dame for over sixty years and has a passion for education, particularly when it comes to incorporating the insights of scientific inquiry with religion. Many CNWE members have benefited from Catholic educational settings and have read widely in theological, historical and spiritual literature. Keeping abreast of the latest developments in these areas is made easier through the use of online resources.
Contemporary Spiritual Overview – speaks of both spirituality and religion; shows how spirituality is built on connect, reflect and act.
This site has a free e-mail newsletter that will contain information about spiritual topics. These topics will include: reflections on leading a deeper and more mature spiritual life; excerpts from the Carmelite mystics and saints; ways of coping with suffering and the stresses of contemporary life; and more ….
http://www.benetvision.org/vitaJoan.html and http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/teachers/teachers.php?id=101
Joan Chittister’s website provides a point of view with a difference. The Spirituality and Practice website features some of Joan’s materials but also includes a wide range of resources for the spiritual journey including e-courses and a spiritual literacy blog.
The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.
Father Richard Rohr’s website offers diverse resources, including a daily email that provides a contemplative break in a hectic day.
Spirituality- links to sites related to prayer and spirituality. The resources here are developed mainly from a Christian background.
Diarmuid O’Murchu offering ideas on adult faith development.
This site has various downloads available on current topics including Joan Chittister’s talks. There are many short articles on a variety of church issues.
The resources on this site include writing from Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme which open us to the wonder and awe of the natural universe.
The internet is not only for all things new but a tremendous depository of spiritual wisdom. This site contains the archives from a Dominican internet journal of spirituality. For example, check out the article by Nadine Foley on Catherine of Sienna’s Wisdom and Spirituality, Fall 1991, Vol.43 No.3, pp. 204-219.