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Virtual Retreats (Table of Contents)
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The “virtual retreats” of Good News Ministries are online prayer and reflection experiences that you can enjoy wherever you are. Some are interactive. Some are prayer-poems. Some are multi-media. Some are in Virtual Reality (and you don’t need headgear to see it). Some are also available as printable PDF documents we’ll send you upon request. Find a quiet time and a quiet place to prayerfully enter into the following opportunities:
Open your prayer life to this intimate conversation you can have with Jesus.
Speak to Me, My precious one! I want to have a conversation with you.
Tell Me about those who are closest to you, the sorrows they cause you, and your fears for them. How would you like Me to help them? And what...
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How to find God in times of Waiting: Course Description
What are your waiting for? Life is one wait after another. We wait for prayers to get answered. We wait for people to change and make our lives easier or happier. We wait for the return of good health. We wait for a better...
Welcome to the Marian Shrine at Good News Ministries in Tampa. Entrust your prayers to Jesus through the loving partnership of Mary, our Blessed Mother. Use this video and the music in it as a background for your Christian meditations while you watch the candle burn down. (Scroll to the bottom of this...
I get up every morning now, and thank You for another day.
As I shower I always pray.
I think of You and there You are,
telling me what You want me to know.
Then I get ready with the day's scripture reading;
You always have more to say.
I never leave the house, before I kneel down...
Offer up this prayer in reparation for the sins of the whole Church.
O Blessed Mother!
What have we done?
We have nailed your Son into the Cross.
We have not loved those
that the Father has given us to love.
We are blind,
We are fools,
We are controlled by the pains of our wounds
No matter what messes we've made with our lives , Jesus is standing by, ready and eager to help us rise above them. God loves to make good come from everything -- even our messes! It shows us how much he really cares about us.
what a mess we make of our lives!
We see You
Did you ever feel so rejected, Lord,
Your love so neglected, Lord,
Before your ministry began,
Before your baptism into the Spirit of Divine Mission?
Did you ever feel the pain of a friend leaving you
Or a relative refusing to care about you
While you lived the human journey like I do,
In the sleeplessness of the dark night
You are with me, Lord,
A comfort to my soul.
Your love is a pillow for my head
Though the trials of the day swirl
and pull my attention from the peace You give.
In the sleeplessness of the dark night
I am with You, Lord,
Sharing in your deep concerns
Mystical and Scientific Insights into Christ’s Actual Passion, a series of descriptions of how Jesus suffered for you, as revealed by saints and mystics through the centuries and by scientists today. The wounds inflicted on him can be healing for you if you meditate on what he did for you.
This retreat can provide healing from your sufferings. Take time to meditate and reflect on each segment. Use the photos to help you imagine what the experience of Christ’s sufferings was like for him. As you do this, remember that he did it for you. This is how much he cares about you. You are about to enter into the timelessness of what Christ did for you, when the experiences of Jesus during the first Holy Week are also the now moment of your life.
Passion Spirituality is the joining of our sufferings to the Passion of Christ. When we meditate on this, we enter into a much deeper intimacy with Jesus and we even discover great joy! This section of Good News Ministries WordBytes is a virtual, self-paced retreat tailored to your own needs. In your dive into passion spirituality, Jesus is here with you, ready to provide you with healing and recovery from the hurts and sufferings of your life.
“Who do you say that I am?” This question in Matt. 16:13-23 is what Jesus asks each of us. We especially need to answer this whenever our relationship with him needs to improve. Oh, isn’t that everyday? This reflection contains a spiritual exercise. You can find healing and renewal in your friendship with him by meditating on the different names for Jesus or attributes of his nature. (Use this like a private retreat.)
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Nine-Day Consecration to Saint Joseph
A free PDF document of this is available your own personal use.
However, your support can help us continue to publish faith-building resources like this.
215 short inspirational messages that bring God’s radical love into the context of romantic relationships.
Two private reflection questions at the end of each message will help you apply the messages to your everyday life and challenges. This is followed by ideas for discussing the topic as a couple to further integrate it into your relationship.
Each day of this novena contains a brief story about various apparitions of St. Joseph, with special prayers.
With this consecration, we seal ourselves as his children. We place into his fatherly protection ourselves, our families, our jobs and ministries, and the Church. We also consecrate to his fatherhood those who are not following Christ, especially our own family members, because Joseph’s desire in heaven is that all of his children love his son, Jesus, and follow him to everlasting life.
A suspense-filled Christian novel about the saving power of love. Patti Regall is a young mother trying to escape from a lifetime of abuse and the devil-worshiping coven that wants to use her little boys, Victor and Vincent, to uncover the identity of the Anti-Christ. When she finds an opportunity to escape, she has to leave Victor behind.
Patti fights her own demons while desperately trying to rescue Victor from the coven. Tobias, a Christian man, comes to her aid. This novel will affirm your faith in Christ’s victorious power.
A Meditation on the Passion of Christ Through the Eyes of Peter and Judas
Written with a powerfully life-changing twist, this is not the usual Passion story. “Forgiven” shows the passion of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter and Judas. Each react in different ways to the final days and crucifixion of Jesus. One chooses forgiveness and the other ends his life in terrible guilt.
The story ends with the reunion of Jesus and Peter after the resurrection when Jesus calls Peter to become the first leader of the Church.
This is a fictional account based on the true events of the Passion of Jesus Christ, for the purpose of meditation.
Download a collection of Catholic prayers and scriptures for today’s spiritual warfare battles and for everyday protection.
This printable handbook includes the Prayer for the Presence of Christ, Prayer for the Power of the Holy Spirit, Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel, Prayer to Wear the Armor of God, Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, Prayer to Conquer Evil, Prayer to Break Curses, Prayer for Release from Ancestral Curses, Prayer of Authority to Conquer Demons, Consecration to Mary Defeater of Satan, Consecrate Your Marriage to Mary Ark of the Covenant, Zechariah’s Canticle as a Victory Prayer, and Praying the “Our Father” for Victory Over Evil. Plus more than 200 scriptures!
Holy Living A Bible Study on Christ’s Sermon on the Mount
Jesus taught us how to enter into a life of holiness so that we could receive the full love of God and give it to others. All of his teachings are summed up in one place: The Sermon on the Mount. Here’s an easy and engaging Bible Study to make this relevant to your daily life.
Originally a live parish event, this book is a 17-week Bible Study program designed for Small Christian Communities and Bible Study groups. Individuals will enjoy it too! Each session includes questions that can be used for private reflection or group discussion.
The Church of the Eucharist
A 5-Part Study Guide of Ecclesia de Eucharistia, On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church, an Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II
This easy to follow study guide explains in ordinary language how to understand this very important Church document and apply it to our every-day lives and today’s world.
The book explores:
• developing a personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist
• the Eucharist as the “source and summit of the Christian life”
• what Catholics believe and do not believe about the Eucharist
• why only Catholic priests can consecrate the Communion elements
• the role of the whole community in Holy Communion
How do you know what God’s will is for your life? Do you know your calling? God has gifted you and has a desire to use your experiences and skills to help make the world a better place and to advance the purposes of his kingdom. Whether it’s in ministry or a secular job, God has a divine plan for you!
This book is a compilation of 20 thought-provoking reflections from Terry's daily Good News Reflections. Use it for meditation, spiritual guidance, and inspiration.
As a bonus, it includes 3 self-assessment tests to help readers figure out which particular ministries God has gifted them to do.
Are you suffering from wounds inflicted by others? Do you feel weary from a difficult relationship? Are you wondering if you should keep trying to persevere and recover the happiness you used to have? Does God seem to be ignoring you as pray desperately for the healing of relationships?
Jesus is reaching out to you in this collection of 20 messages taken from Terry's Good News Reflections. Reading this book is like taking time out on retreat for inner restoration.
Includes: How I met the Blessed Mother, Living by the Grace of God, Saying Yes to God, How to be a Handmaid of the Lord, Mary’s Trust, Mary’s Courage, The Guarantee of Victory, Giving Birth to Love, The Blessed Mother in Ministry, Sharing in Mary’s Fullness of Grace, Sharing in Mary’s Glory, Time for Action, and more. Plus Q & A about Mary and about the Rosary.
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