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 or by suggested donation 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 email@example.com or Connie Saeger-Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
Daily Online Worship
Simply connect through this link for more information.
Centering Prayer – Tuesday evenings at 6 pm – August 4, 11, 18, 25
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 online Tuesday sessions include a time for teaching and discussion in addition to a time of silence. This is a live-streamed event on the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage’s Facebook page.
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. Log in here.
Spiritual Summer Camp – Sunday Evenings, 4:00 to 5:00 PM EST
Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for spiritual practices that nourish the spirit. Invite your friends or make new ones as we write, draw, and engage with the Spirit in creative community.
Registration is free; donations are appreciated. Advanced registration is required and a Zoom link and password will be sent to you with your registration confirmation. Sign up here.
Sunday, August 9: A Doorway into Creative Prayer
Writer-producer Julia Cameron believes that “creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.” But sometimes we need a little inspiration to get our creative juices flowing. Exploring the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, learn how spacious, intentional reading (and seeing) can open an inspired doorway into prayer. Using poetry, art, and sacred texts, we’ll offer our own creative response through words or images to take away a framework for creative prayer that we can incorporate into our daily lives.
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. Join us on Zoom. Call in/Audio only: +1 301 715 8592; with meeting ID 212677840.
Explore the Retreat House Grounds
The Retreat House grounds offer colorful, native flowers and plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bumble bees. Enjoy the herb gardens and the labyrinth shaded by lindens and redwoods that have been standing watch for decades. Or, make your way up to historic St. Paul’s Church cemetery where generations of Eastern Shore families lay in rest under the wise old cedar and magnolia trees.
Following state and Diocese safety guidelines, individuals and small groups up to 10 people are invited to meet outdoors, walk, meditate, enjoy the gardens or even have a picnic. Several benches can be found around the property but please feel free to bring your own chairs. Hand sanitizer, wipes and bug spray will be available. Later in summer, we hope to expand the invitation to larger groups and then begin indoor activities in the fall.
Contemplative Photography Worship – 4 sessions including: Saturday morning, August 8, 9:30 AM – 12:00 noon and Thursday evenings, August 13, 20, 27, 7:00-8:00 PM
This online workshop will use contemplative prayer and the practice of Visio Divina* as preparation to discover hope and truth through the lens of a camera. For more information about this offering of creativity and prayer, and to register, please click here.
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.
Online Retreat Day – Howard Thurman – Jesus and the Disinherited
We are invited to create an intentional quiet space in our own schedule, and experience this free online offering. Through audio teaching, guided meditation, reflection questions and invitations into silence, we will reflect on Howard Thurman’s life and book, Jesus and the Disinherited.
Shalem retreat day leader Lerita Coleman Brown, PhD has created this retreat day to further explore Howard Thurman’s life and contemplative witness and what it might mean for us in today’s challenging world. Centered on Thurman’s writing in Jesus and the Disinherited. this is a special opportunity to experience Thurman’s enduring and inspiring life and words.
Learn more about the retreat leader and join here.
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 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. Follow our link to discover our current retreat offerings.
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Gaelic for “sanctuary of trees,” Cranaleith is a retreat and conference center for those who wish to reflect on what matters deeply in their lives, renew their spirit for life and work, or restore themselves from life’s traumas. Individuals and groups are invited to participate in retreats and other programs in a spirit-rekindling environment of well-being, respect, and harmony. Special emphasis is placed on connecting people of vastly different circumstances in an atmosphere of mutuality and respect. Cranaleith is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.