Local spiritual formation opportunities

www.vmesc.orgVilla Maria Educational and Spirituality Center, is a non-profit organization of the Sisters of Humility of Mary, Villa Maria, PA. VMESC offers programs, services, space and hospitality to provide growth in relationship with God and others. http://bethanyretreatcenter.org  — Bethany Retreat Center was established in 1982 by the Anawim Religious Community of Frenchville, Pennsylvania. It is a place to rest, renew and be recreated for those seeking a deeper relationship with God. Located on 140 acres of partially wooded land in the hills of Pennsylvania, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful — only 15 miles off Interstate 80. Online spiritual formation opportunities

Pray As You Go
– A ministry of the Jesuit Media Initiative, this site provides a daily “Pray-as-you Go” session. It is styled on Lectio Divina. You can pray directly from your computer or you can download the prayer to an MP3 player. Takes about 7-8 min. (or the entire week).

The Charter for Compassion
An interfaith call for universal compassion. Listen to a wide variety of people discuss the need for faith-filled people to practice compassion.

Contemplative Outreach
— A spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel.

Sacred Space
— Become part of a global prayer community each day.

Fr. Richard Rohr
, OFM at the Center for Action and Contemplation. Daily meditations, courses for spiritual seekers.

Fr. Ron Rolheiser
– A website for Ron Rolheiser who is a noted spiritual writer and retreat presenter. There are articles and meditations here. Saint of the Day (Text or Audio) Spirituality & Practice — A Web site where you can find online retreats and e-courses in the area of spirituality.

United States Catholic Conference of Bishops — www.usccb.org