Prayer and Spirituality

A Prayer in Times of Violence and Tragedy

Blog Published: April 17, 2007

Let us take a moment of silence and hold in our hearts the Virginia Tech community…

My prayers have fallen into default mode. What to do?

Podcast Recorded: August 16, 2017

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener wonders how to get her prayer life out of the doldrums. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS199. Hosts: Sister Maxine and guest Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF, a Sylvania Franciscan and a theologian. 

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AS201 Ask Sister podcast

Podcast Recorded: October 11, 2017

Topics: nunly church leaders, stressed in Heaven, missing Mass, hemmed in by motherhood. Hosted by Sr. Maxine with guest Sr. Carol Inkrott, OSF.

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Praying with the Sisters

August 16, 2012
Join us for Praying with the Sisters, a live prayer podcast, every Monday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

What does it mean to go on retreat? Do I have to sit in silence all day?

Blog Published: July 26, 2016

Retreat is a time to learn the sound of your own soul, to tap into the wisdom you have within, and to listen to the precious voice of the One who knows you.

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Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Blog Published: May 17, 2007

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is also called The Divine Office or the Breviary, is the public prayer of the Church to praise God and sanctify the day. The Liturgy of the Hours is made up of specific prayers said at various times (“hours”) during the day and night.

How do I pray prayers like the Rosary without losing concentration?

Blog Published: April 2, 2014

Annabel sent us an email and asked us a question that I know I've tangled with too: How do I successfully pray the Rosary without losing concentration?

How do I listen to God in prayer?

February 2, 2013
"Sometimes I have trouble hearing what God is telling me. Any advice? I want to learn how to really listen with an open heart and mind."