Resources for Spiritual Nourishment

Prayer and Retreat with St. Anne’s

St. Anne’s invites you to pray and retreat in new ways. Your presence, even virtually, widens our circle.

The following offerings are provided without charge by the centers and churches listed in compassion for what we share during this time of uncertainty and separation. If you have any questions or thoughts about this page, or these spirituality offerings, please contact Heather Strang at keepthefeast@verizon.net. If you would like to participate in a small group discussion after your experience with one of these offerings, contact Jess Sexton at jsexton@stannes-annapolis.org. Groups that form will meet over Zoom with guidance to connect as needed.

St. Anne’s Church of Annapolis

Centering Prayer Group Moves to Zoom

Our Centering Prayer group is now gathering together via Zoom and you all are welcome to join us the first and third Tuesdays of the month 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  If you are new to Zoom, I will walk you through how to join for free and meet with us.  The source of Centering Prayer is the indwelling Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ.  It builds communities of faith and bonds the members together in mutual friendship and love.

Please email me if you’d like to join us:  carollleach@gmail.com

Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

 Daily Online Worship

Simply connect through this link for more information.

Seeds of Faith

Canon Missioner Leonard Hamlin invites you to join the Cathedral’s Seeds of Faith initiative, where we’re asking each person to commit to one act of kindness, generosity or justice each day. Tell us what you’re doing to grow good in the world. Watch the video introduction. Or log in here.

ONLINE: LISTENING FOR GOD

Hear the word of God in reading Holy Scripture, in silence, and by sharing with others in prayerful listening during this time of modified Lectio Divina, or holy reading. Although the Cathedral remains closed, join us for a live-streamed event on the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage’s Facebook page. Tuesdays in June at 5:30 PM.

ONLINE: CENTERING PRAYER

Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. The Tuesday sessions include a time for teaching and discussion in addition to a time of silence. Although the Cathedral remains closed, join us for a live-streamed event on the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage’s Facebook page. Tuesdays in June at 6:00 PM.

The Retreat House at Hillsboro

The Retreat House at Hillsboro’s mission is to share God’s abundant Love in the world by holding a sacred, compassionate and inclusive space.  We offer an experience of the Divine by supporting all who come in their journey with God. As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton, Maryland, the Retreat House supports the work of all faith communities and denominations.

Weekly Prayer – Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:15 PM

Please join us weekly on Zoom for a time of focused prayer and contemplation. All are welcome!

  • 1st Wednesday – Prayers for Our Country and The World
  • 2nd Wednesday – Prayers for Reconciliation, Forgiveness & Transformation
  • 3rd Wednesday – Prayers for Those Impacted by Addiction
  • 4th Wednesday – Prayers for Inner Peace during these Uncertain Times

Day’s End ~ Evening Meditation

Listen, breathe, be still. A peaceful way to move into your evening. Monday – Friday from 5:15 – 5:45 PM Beginning Monday, May 4. Join us on Zoom online. Call in/Audio only: +1 301 715 8592;  with meeting ID 212677840.

Discovering God at Home

During this Retreat House Quiet Day, we will look at our everyday activities in a whole new way. Guided by Gunilla Norris’ book, Being Home, we will take time to notice the Spirit in the simple things we do all the time. In short sessions as well as time away from the screen, we will reflect on our activities and their relationship to the Divine.

Register online, or by email to info@retreathousehillsboro.org. Once you register, we will send you the Zoom meeting link. A suggested donation of $30 per person will be appreciated as an offering of gratitude in support of the Retreat House. As always, everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of finances.

Prayerful Listening in Community – Wednesdays, June 10 through July 1, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join together for this four week Wisdom Circle. Guided by Linda Maestro, with other Spiritual Directors from the Retreat House, we will listen and respond to the call of the Spirit as we practice prayerful listening in community — including, how to pray silently, and listen for how God speaks to us; listen attentively as others seek discernment for a specific situation; pray on behalf of another and respond prayerfully to that person; and, in the last session we will bring together all three practices and experience the process used in a prayerful listening group.  All are welcome to invite a friend or family member to connect with and enjoy this rich experience in the comfort of home using Zoom.. We ask that you attend all four sessions. Learn more and register,

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation

Shalem is grounded in Christian contemplative spirituality yet draws on the wisdom of many religious traditions. Living contemplatively is essential in today’s often chaotic and challenging world. It is a way to live a truly authentic life—anchored in prayer, spiritually discerning, and responsive to God. We welcome you, wherever you are on the path of spiritual discovery. Shalem is now providing this course for free to help people ground during this unprecedented time of interruption in our lives.

Holy Interruptions

Join the online quiet day Holy Interruptions, and learn to embrace unexpected, Holy moments in your day-to-day life. This self navigated retreat can begin any day that suits the individual by entering through the web page. Through audio teaching, poetry, art, music, guided meditation, reflection questions and invitations into silence, Ann Kulp invites you into intentional quiet space to help you learn to notice and embrace unexpected, holy moments that happen each day.

Wednesday Prayer for the World

All are welcome to  join Shalem’s weekly half-hour Prayer for the World sessions by phone. Our intention is to hold our planet in compassion, light and love and to listen for what the Spirit is inviting in our current world situation. Our time together will include a brief guided meditation, naming of areas of the planet in need, and silence. You are invited to join this time of prayer by phone from wherever you are.

Loyola Press. A Jesuit Ministry

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. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on. If you are new to online prayer, the basic timing of the screens will guide you through the experience. There is an option to sign up for a daily retreat delivered by email..

Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Mariottsville, Maryland

Retreat with Us

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center will reach out to our friends through this new blog. This blog will extend our retreat ministry by bringing prayers and reflections into your home ‘retreat’. Many of our presenters want to reach out to you so they will share their thoughts and pass along favorite prayers and reflections through this medium. We hope that this will serve as a moment during your day when you can ‘retreat with us’. May we feel the Spirit and share this virtual sense of community until we can be together once again.