Keep Connected Spiritually

Saint Kateri's Feast Day celebration 2020 -- Terry Steele's readings

Saint Kateri's Feast Day celebration 2020 -- Fr. Tim's reading from Matthew 13

Saint Kateri's Feast Day celebration 2020 -- homily of Fr. Michael Heine, Vicar Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province

daily Catholic Mass https://franciscanmissionaries.com/homily/

AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJEZpaqzKUzQZYaBeEALNQ (you may see Friar Mark Steed here!)

AND here is a listing of streamed and archived Masses in the Diocese of Albany, in which the Shrine falls


Litany of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

pray the Rosary with people all around the U.S. https://themapofhope.com/

pray a Rosary to end coronavirus with Pope Francis https://youtu.be/J5kYUHBQqJM

Franciscan prayers, including the Canticle of Creation https://www.olaprovince.org/ministries/franciscan-prayers/

Native American prayers, including the Mohawk prayer to the Great Spirit http://www.worldhealingprayers.com/2.html

Other thoughts: "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/peace-wild-things-0/

"Stations of the Cross" by John F. Lyons Jr.

"Easter" by John F. Lyons Jr.


Ways to Deepen Faith

how to make spiritual Communion https://archny.org/acts-of-spiritual-communion/

Shrine Chaplain Fr. Timothy Lyons: "Some Thoughts on Scars and the Stations of the Cross"

Shrine Chaplain Fr. Timothy Lyons: "Embracing the Isolation of Coronavirus like St. Francis and St. Kateri"

Shrine Chaplain Fr. Timothy Lyons: "Coronavirus Isolation and Being Social with God"

"Saint Spotlight: St. Kateri Tekakwitha" interview with Shrine Programs Co-Chair Layna Maher on Catholic Feminist Podcast

how to practice contemplative meditation/centering prayer https://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201311/sit-down-and-be-quiet-how-practice-contemplative-meditation-28077

advice from monks and nuns on living a contemplative life in isolation https://aleteia.org/2020/03/23/wondering-about-how-to-handle-life-at-home-contemplative-monks-and-nuns-have-some-advice/


Saint Kateri Tekawitha: Patroness of Ecology and the Environment

Saint Kateri Conservation Center online library http://www.kateri.org/library/

Little Portion Farm, another ministry of Our Lady of the Angels Province https://www.littleportionfarm.org/

Global Catholic Climate Movement https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

The Institute for Ecological Civilization https://ecociv.org/

GreenFaith https://greenfaith.org/

Interfaith Power and Light https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/

"Care for Creation" inititative of the Franciscan Action Network https://franciscanaction.org/issues/care-for-creation/


Staying in Touch with Creation

Cornell's red-tailed hawks https://youtu.be/9zYwa-9a56k

Cornell's Sapsucker Woods pond https://youtu.be/3WI4UZgxG64

U.S. National Arboretum bald eagle nest https://youtu.be/lchXSFuI8kg

Anacapa Islands ocean (underwater) https://youtu.be/ueik_Uu4xbo

International Wolf Center https://wolf.org/wolf-cams2/

Mount Diablo https://youtu.be/AlthfCT2j7Q

Anacapa Island peregrine falcons https://youtu.be/YmZv8Pfwum4

pre-recorded 2-hour walking tour through Olympic National Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9frdQgL9WlQ


Thoughts from Fr. Timothy Lyons, OFM Conv., Shrine Chaplain and Director

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