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Gregorian Chant

The song/video "Gregorian Chant," performed by the Monastic Choir of the Abbey of St. Pierre de Solesmes, in 1930, is available on YouTube (45:19). The Abbey of Solesmes is a Benedictine monastery renowned for its teaching of chant. The first chant is the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) from the Mass. It ends at 2:19. This would be an appropriate opening prayer for day 1. An English translation should be provided to the students.

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The Nicene Creed in Original Greek

The video "The Nicene Creed in Original Greek," proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI and the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, is available on YouTube (2:28) with excellent photos of the two prelates, art, and icons. It is best used on day 3 or day 4.

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Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer

The video "Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer," by LearnAboutTheBible, available on YouTube (2:18), is the English of the King James version. It is best used on day 1.

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The Lord’s Prayer

The song/video "The Lord’s Prayer," performed by Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, available on YouTube (4:30), is an option for opening prayer on day 4.

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The Lord’s Prayer

The song/video "The Lord’s Prayer," performed by Jackie Evancho, available on YouTube (4:12), is appropriate for opening prayer on day 4.

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What Is the Difference between Meditation and Contemplation?

The video "What Is the Difference between Meditation and Contemplation?" by Spiritual Direction, is available on YouTube (4:03). A Catholic priest explains these two forms of prayer. It is best used on day 4.

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Praying the Rosary

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5 by providing an overview of how to pray the rosary.

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The Nicene Creed and Commentary

This handout breaks down the Nicene Creed line-by-line and gives each a brief explanation and commentary.

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Miriam's Shabbat

A Sabbath Blessing.

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Handout: Psalm 23

An adaptation of Psalm 23 to be used in prayer or reflection

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From Fasting to Feasting

A short prayer that calls us to feast on kindness and compassion towards others.

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Eucharist

This prayer reflects on the true meaning of receiving and living the Eucharist.

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I Pray

This prayer for a large group asks for our eyes to be opened to the injustices in the world and our souls to be strengthened by Christ’s presence.

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One Solitary Life

This short reflection calls to mind the profound impact Jesus Christ has had on humanity and the world.

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In Praise of the Creator

This prayer uses Psalm 95 to praise God our creator.

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Prayer Service: For Christian Unity

A short prayer service for Christian unity.

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Prayer Service: Forgiveness

A prayer service.

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Prayer Service: The Children of God

A prayer service.

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Prayer Service: Peter, a Rock of Faith

A prayer service.

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The Scriptures and Concern for Justice

A list of justice-centered biblical passages that can be used for preparing class prayers and liturgies, as a resource for assignments, and for your own reflection and prayer.

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Prayer in the Zone

A personal story about praying while 'in the zone.'