Recursos espirituais, litúrgicos e para oração
- Recursos en español
- Prayers of the Faithful: by the Franciscans or by GCCM.
- US Bishops Conference:
- Sermons/homilies can help members sense the breadth of God’s compassion, one that encompasses all of creation.
- Songs/hymns can open members to familiar feelings as well as new ways of seeing.
- Prayers and scriptural readings can call members to deeper communion with God, each other, and the rest of creation.
- Occasions for outdoor worship help members realize that the holy can be experienced outside of buildings too.
- Banners and decorations in your congregation can be “icons” and symbols that serve as “windows” through which to glimpse God’s incarnate presences in the world.
- Sacraments lie at the heart of many congregations’ sense of meaning.Special seasons and holidays offer the opportunity to incorporate creation-honoring worship into the liturgical year. See resources for Sept. 1 – Oct. 4th at Season of Creation
- Caring for God’s Creation Resources for Liturgy, Preaching, and Taking Action – USCCB
- A Prayer for our Earth – from Laudato Si’
- A Christian Prayer in Union with Creation – from Laudato Si’
- Creation Time worship materials for Sept 1 to Oct 4 by Eco-Congregation Scotland
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Outros materiais de adoração
- Prayer & Reflection Booklet
- Litany to the Holy Trinity, The Creator
- Ecological Examen
- Other Resources
Recursos para grupos
Logística para partilha da fé em grupos
- Starting a Small Faith-Sharing Group (from Voice of the Faithful): http://www.votf.org/Voice_of_Renewal/FaithSharingGroups.pdf
- Sharing Communion: http://youngadultcatholics-blog.com/2014/01/17/guerrilla-communion-dit-do-it-together/
Recursos para reflexão/oração
- Moment by Moment: A Retreat in Everyday Life: by Carol Ann Smith and Eugene F. Merz: Book of 32 reflections based on the spiritual exercises. Each reflection questions that could be used for discussion in a small group setting.
- Creighton University (Jesuits) Online Ministry: daily and weekly Scripture reflections, audio talks to download, and a 34-week online retreat.
- Prayer Windows: http://www.prayerwindows.com/, resources, including a gallery, about how to pray with art, and an online retreat based on the spiritual exercises.
- Living With Christ: Monthly missal/magazine. Highlighted writers include Joyce Rupp and James Martin. Each issue includes two guides for a faith-sharing group; there’s a PDF at the bottom of the link that includes a sample of the guide. It’s about $25 for a year’s subscription (as of 2013).
- Sacred Space: Daily Prayer Online (Irish Jesuits), http://www.sacredspace.ie/: Daily scripture and online prayer, managed by Irish Jesuits. Available in many languages.
- Loyola Press 3-Minute Retreat: http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm#sthash.DyAGTj9C.dpbs, short, daily, multi-media reflections online or via IPhone app. Also available in Spanish.
- CRS Operation Rice Bowl Reflections: http://resources.crs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/crs-rice-bowl-for-small-faith-sharing-groups-crs-rice-bowl-2013.pdf, reflection questions for faith-sharing groups to accompany Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten Operation Rice Bowl for solidarity with the poor.
- America Magazine “Teacher Resources”: http://americamagazine.org/issue/687/100/resources-teachers, popular articles from the magazine on a variety of topics such as social justice, the saints, and Catholicism and politics.
- Congregation of Saint Joseph Weekly Peace and Justice Reports: http://www.csjoseph.org/peaceandjusticereports.aspx, concise, one-page reports linking faith and social action on various timely topics.
- Clamor for Justice: Network Publication: http://www.networklobby.org/nep/resource/clamor, a fully bilingual publication that “brings Catholic Social Teaching to life through articles and reflection questions.”
- Reflections on Advocacy: http://www.networklobby.org/files/advocacy_quotes.pdf, a collection of quotes about faith and social justice advocacy accompanied by photographs and artwork.
- Praying With Refugees: http://www.jrsusa.org/Prayers, prayer page of Jesuit Refugee Service; scripture and reflection questions about topics relevant to their work. Online retreat also available.
- FutureChurch Magdala Market: https://xfuturechurch.merchantquest.net/store/, some free and many very affordable resource downloads about women in the church and other topics.
- Breath of the Spirit: http://www.dignityusa.org/breath, Dignity USA’s spiritual and liturgical resources by and for LGBT and allied Catholics.
- Monasteries of the Heart: https://www.monasteriesoftheheart.org/, online monasticism, spiritual nourishment, and group faith sharing managed by the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.
- Education for Justice Resources for Prayer: https://educationforjustice.org/resources-prayer, prayers, prayer services, reflections, and retreats addressing social justice issues.
O Espírito Santo é fundamental para quem somos enquanto comunidade. Ele inspira e conduz nossas ações por justiça e pela criação de comunidades inclusivas. A presença dinâmica do Espírito personifica a nossa busca por transformação. É para isso que por Ele fomos – e continuamos a ser – chamados. Enquanto trabalhamos por renovação, somos inspirados por uma poderosa prece de Diarmuid O’Murchu:
Oração ao Espírito Santo
Vem, Espírito Santo, soprar sobre nosso mundo conturbado. Abala os alicerces cansados das nossas instituições em ruínas. Quebra as regras que O mantêm ausente de nossos espaços sagrados, e dos escombros, junta as sementes de uma nova criação.
Vem, Espírito Santo, inflamar novamente as brasas de nossa fadiga. Tira-nos de nossa complacência. Sussurra mais uma vez nosso nome, e espalha os dons da Sua graça com abandono. Quebra as prisões de nosso ser interior e permita que Sua justiça seja nosso sinal de liberdade.
Vem, Espírito Santo, nos guiar a lugares aos quais preferiríamos não ir; expanda os horizontes de nossas imaginações limitadas. Desperta em nossas almas sonhos de um novo amanhã e reacende em nossos corações o fogo do entusiasmo.
Vem, Espírito Santo, cuja justiça supera a conspiração; cuja luz supera a intolerância, cuja paz pode vencer o potencial destrutivo da guerra, cuja promessa revigora nossos esforços para criar um novo céu e uma nova terra, agora e para sempre.
Fortalecidos pelo Espírito Santo, continuamos a missão que nos foi confiada.
Vem, Espirito Santo, vem!