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Monday, July 27, 2020 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

With an abundance of caution, we must extend the suspension of all in-person programming, retreats and meetings at our spirituality centers and our communities through December 31, 2020. This includes the cancelation of all reservations made by any individual or group renting space at either One Heart, One Soul Spirituality Center or Nazareth Spirituality Center.

In these trying times, we will continue to host programming through our online platform. Please CLICK HERE to register for these opportunities that we pray will assist you in finding spiritual community, rest and support.

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited the faithful to seek the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe by sharing the following prayer regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):


Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen

 


Please join us in prayer for those stricken with COVID-19 and all those who care for them in mind, body and spirit.
 

 


Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

Covid-19 Shelter-At-Home

Online Resources

 Updated April 15, 2020

 

Resources will be added to this list once a week; new listings are shown in RED. Please visit often for updates!

 

Pope Francis’ special blessing on Friday, March 27, 2020

 Mass:

·         Diocese of Joliet YouTube channel for weekday and Sunday services

·         Diocese of Rockford YouTube channel for weekday and Sunday services

·         Diocese of Springfield Diocesan website list of weekday and Sunday services

·         Archdiocese of Chicago Archdiocesan website for weekday and Sunday services in English, Spanish and Polish

  

Conferences, Missions, Lectures Days/Evenings of Reflection:

·         The Thomastic Institute: Quarantine Lectures

·         People of Hope lecture series from Catholic Theological Union (Links to recordings of past lectures can be found here also)

·         Free Catholic Online Courses – 100% FREE!

·         Covid 19: Trusting God in Difficult Times – 1st in a video series by Ken Yasinski

  

Daily Devotions, Articles, Books and Stuff to do:

·         America Magazine’s article on the Pope Francis’ new “Mass in Time of Pandemic

·         Quarantine Rosary

·         Aleteia article on St. Corona

·         USCCB Resources for the Corona Virus

·         Ascension Press live events including Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Bible study everyday!

·         Catholic Health Association of the US: Prayers and Meditative Reflections

·         Live adoration from Tyburn Convent in London, England

·         Spiritual First Aid Tip Sheet from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College

·         Shelter Me, new prayer-song for this time of pandemic by Rev. Michael Joncas (based on Psalm 23)

·         Corona – What If, a poem by Sister Gail Worcelo of Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont   Link

 

     



 

Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

Holy Week and Easter Season

Movies to Watch While at Home

Updated April 8, 2020

 

 

A list of great movies that you can watch during the end of Lent, Holy Week and during the Easter Season.  You can find these movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and other video streaming services.

 

Movies to watch while at home:

The Passion of the Christ - 2004 – Directed by Mel Gibson – (I cry every time!)

Ben Hur

o    2016 – Directed by Timur Bekmambetov  - (I like this one as much as the old one!)

o    1959 – Directed by William Wyler – (Charlton Heston!)

o    1925 – Directed by Fred Niblo – (You might find this on YouTube)

Silence – Directed by Martin Scorsese – (There is an interesting review of it and how it relates to Lent here.)

Les Miserables

o    2019 – PBS 6-part mini-series – (I will be watching this one for sure!)

o    2012 – Directed by Tom Hooper – (I found this a bit gritty for watching with my teen-age daughter at the time.)

o    1998 – Directed by Bille August – (Liam Neeson plays Jean Valjean!)

o    1978 – Directed by Glenn Jordan – (made-for-TV, nominated for a Emmy, find it on Amazon Prime)

Lilies of the Field – 1963 – Directed by Ralph Nelson – (I have never seen this one, but intend to watch.  I’d love to hear what others think. Here’s a link to find it online.)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

o    2005 – Directed by Andrew Adamson – (I could watch this over and over.)

o    1988 – Directed by Marilyn Fox – (6 episode mini-series, nominated for an Emmy, available on Amazon)

o    1975 – Directed by Bill Melendez – (animated, made-for-tv movie, available on Amazon)

Lord of the Rings Trilogy – 2001-2003 – Directed by Peter Jackson

Inside Out – 2015 Pixar movie directed by Peter Docter and Ronnie Del Caren (This is a kids’ movie but beautifully shows the importance of sorrow in bringing meaning to who we are.)

 

Movies for the Easter Season

Full of Grace – 2015 – Directed by Andrew Hyatt – (Story of the early Church, Included with Amazon Prime Video)

The Gospel of John – 2003 – Directed by Philip Saville (Part of The Visual Bible series, available on YouTube and Amazon)

Thérèse – 2004 – Directed by Patti Defilippis – (You may have to buy this one, but it will be worth it!)

The Mission – 1986 – Directed by Roland Joffé - (Won 7 Academy Awards, I will be watching this!)

A Man for all Seasons – 1966 – Directed by Fred Zinnemann (Won many awards, classic!  

 

 


 

 

 


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