Monasteries of the Heart-- Communities of seekers, online or local, following Benedictine values and priorities. Gather for prayer, discussion, and reflection. Focus on beauty, poetry, nonviolence and social change. Some ideas for meditation. Stongly feminist: Sr. Joan Chittister.
Good Ground-- Resources for living the Gospel, for teens and adults. Some items sold, some free. Srs. of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
Gratefulness-- An inspirational site dedicated to just what it says. A life full of gratefulness is a life full of joy.
Bible courses -- St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology courses. Self-paced, no grades.
Enter the Bible -- A Lutheran study of the Bible, which takes it book by book and section by section.
Catholicity -- A site that offers free CDs, free novels, Catholic news, commentary, prayers and devotions, a simplified catechism, access to the Catholic Encyclopedia, explanation of Church teachings and law, and daily Mass readings.
Creighton University Online Ministries If you are into all things online, try this website for all sorts of Catholic resources. Includes daily reflections on the Scriptures by Creighton students, book reviews, videos, audio retreats, prayer guides for the different liturgical seasons, and more. Check it out.
Daily Scripture Meditations This is one of many places on the web where you can read a brief commentary on the day's Gospel reading and pick up perhaps a new insight. Just click on "Gospel commentary" in the left-hand column. Another site, which features two-minute videos on the gospel reading of the day, is here.
Relevant Radio. Program includes a mixture of prayer and discussion, with frequent opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and get on-the-spot answers. Go to 740 on your AM dial. Or go here to listen online.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
Crossing the Goal A program for men, with a sports theme but which discusses real issues of spirituality and right living.
Legatus An organization of Catholic businessmen. Features conferences and a magazine.
Heroic Media A pro-life site dedicated to the heroism of women with crisis pregnancy who want to opt for motherhood. Videos, blogs, and a pregnancy hot line: 1-800-712-HELP
APPS FOR PHONE OR TABLET
Pray-as –you –go is a terrific website and app. Every day a reading and music is on the app. It’s very well done, lasts about 10 minutes, and gets the day off to a good start. Download the app and enjoy. Laudate -- The most comprehensive Catholic App. Available in English, Español, Português, and others. Daily Mass Readings, Order of Mass, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, Rosary and Latin Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, Saint of the Day, Catechism of Catholic Church, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Daily Examination of Conscience, various prayers and prayers in Latin with English translation. Podcast for Rosary and Stations. Daily Meditations. Podcasts of Daily Readings and meditations. Ability to bookmark prayers and create own categorized prayers. Export/Import for prayers. Edit prayers on your Mac or PC and Import into Laudate. Douay-Rheims Bible for offline use. Second Vatican documents, Code of Canon Law and papal encyclical letters. Android or iPhone. Free.
Glo Bible app for iPad -- Includes the full text of the Bible (in several translations), a Bible atlas, a Bible timeline, a topical index, and various photos, videos and virtual realities. Allows bookmarks and notes. Offers reading plans. Audio option included. Basic version is free; premium version $40.