The List 6.22.09: Creighton Online Ministries

The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.Digital technology may not change the content of prayer, but it sure has expanded the forms of prayer. CDs, MP3 downloads, prayer websites, meditations in Flash–all these are a few clicks away.

For the past decade, Creighton University’s online ministries project has been in the forefront of new technology. Its website offers many choices: daily meditations, Lent and Advent prayers, retreats, and prayer resources of many kinds. The website gets millions of visitors from all over the world. It is deliberately unadorned by fancy graphics; many people, especially in poor countries, access it by slow dial-up connections. Andy Alexander, SJ and Maureen McCann Waldron maintain the site. They have written a good deal of the material.

Browse the site. Don’t miss resources for grieving, articles on practical spirituality, and the material on praying with the imagination.

You might want to check out some other Ignatian-inspired online prayer resources: Sacred Space, Pray-as-you-go, and the daily 3-Minute Retreat from Loyola Press.

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Jim Manney
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is What Matters Most and Why. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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