A PLETHORA OF THINGS TO DO WHILE IN QUARANTINE

PRAY THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Part of meeting people where they are is walking where they are, no matter what. Well, we’re right here with you—ready to serve, ready to help you get closer to your family and to God. Because when this is all over, we want you to be a-better-version-of-yourself!

So, here are some ideas to stay focused on what matters most and to keep your weeks filled with Holy Moments:

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1. For Families: Help Your Kids Get to Know Jesus

Our entire BLESSED series is available online for free! Each of the 84 episodes will engage your children’s sense of wonder and take them on an unforgettable adventure into the story of Jesus and the life-giving truths of his Church. Sign up for the email program for a guided walk-through of the program.

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2. For Spouses: Take Your Marriage to the Next Level

If you have extra time together with your spouse, take advantage of it—experience our BETTER TOGETHER Marriage Enrichment Inventory! Plus, we have over 72 video segments with tips, encouragement and wisdom from a panel of incredible speakers.
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3. For Parents: Start Dreaming for Your Family

Whether your family is just starting out or you’ve been a parent for 15 years, our STARTING POINT Parenting Preparation Inventory is the best online tool to get parents talking about their dreams for their families!
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4. Receive Daily Lenten Reflections from Matthew Kelly

Each day during Lent, we’ll send you a powerful video reflection from Matthew Kelly. You can start from the beginning and watch a few episodes per day until you’re caught up, or join with today’s reflection. Lent isn’t about what you give up; it’s about who you become! Who will you become?
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5. Rediscover the Genius of Catholicism

We originally created DECISION POINT as a confirmation program, but it’s actually great for anyone and everyone. With 72 free streaming video segments, you’ll find tons of practical and inspiring messages from Matthew Kelly as he talks about the best way to live.

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6. Start a New Daily Reflection Program

We have hundreds of archived reflections from past programs. You can go through the reflections as a family, with a group of friends, or by yourself. Here are three of our favorites:

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7. Pray the Rosary!

The rosary is a powerful prayer. It settles our hearts and minds. It puts things in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. To put it simply: It just works. And, right now, the world needs some prayers!
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8. Go Deeper with Excellent Study Guides

Experience your favorite Dynamic Catholic books at a whole new level. Download a study guide for yourself, for your family, or organize a study group with your favorite video conferencing software.
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9. Enjoy Everyday Encouragement and Inspiration

We have dozens of articles written just for you and your family, broken down into helpful categories (including work and career, marriage and sexuality, and money matters!). Find advice, encouragement and inspiration designed to help you live your best life. When you’re browsing these articles, think of someone in your life who might need to read it too!
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10. Dive Into a Great Catholic Book

Browse our robust category of some of the world’s best (and best-selling) Catholic books. With a wide variety of titles in both hardcover and paperback (you just pay shipping for most paperbacks!), we have something for everyone.
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11. Enjoy Ebooks and Audiobooks, Too!

Find your favorite Matthew Kelly title on Audible and listen to it with your whole family, or find a new life-changing Dynamic Catholic ebook or audiobook and enjoy it on your own terms!

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Dear Friends,

Most U.S. universities have sent their students home.

Now there’s even more need for a forum where students and others can encounter the truth of the Catholic intellectual tradition – and experience a real communion in the truth.

That’s why we’ve been working around the clock to create a new outreach of the Thomistic Institute: Quarantine Lectures, which will launch next week.

We will live stream TI lectures to you several nights a week, for as long as the coronavirus quarantine lasts.

Participants will be able to watch the live video stream, ask real-time questions by voice from your own webcam, and continue the conversation with students from their campus via live post-lecture video discussion groups at the end of the session.  (Non-students are welcome, too, especially our Aquinas 101 subscribers!)

Our New Live Streaming

Quarantine Lectures

Thursday, March 26th at 8pm ET/5pm PT
Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.
Grace and Anxiety: Spiritual Growth in a Time of Turmoil

Tuesday, March 31st at 8pm ET/5pm PT
Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P.
Plagues: What We Can Learn from the Bible

Thursday, April 2nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT
Fr. James Brent, O.P.
The Presence of God in a Season of Solitude

We’ll send out a registration invitation soon, but please put this on your calendar now.

Other Resources

In the meantime, know that we now have 52 videos available in our Aquinas 101 video course.  Visit Aquinas101.com to watch and to find more resources.

We also have 716 recorded TI lectures on our SoundCloud page, which are also available on almost all podcast apps – search for “The Thomistic Institute” and subscribe.  (Over the past year, we’ve had nearly 1.4 million listens!)

Spiritual Offense

I’d also ask you to join me and the other friars of my Dominican community as we go on spiritual offense in this difficult time.  Here at the Dominican House, we are adding hours of Eucharistic adoration to pray for an end to this outbreak, for all the sick and those caring for them, and for all those isolated, alone, and suffering.  We’ll be holding a special procession with the Eucharist for times of plague (alas, in private!).  And we priests are doing everything we can to make the sacraments available to all those who desire them.

I offered Mass for you yesterday, and for everyone else associated with the Thomistic Institute.  May God grant you grace and strength!  A Mass card is attached (see below).  Our hope is in Jesus Christ, who will not abandon us in time of trial.  The power of his grace is real, and no quarantine can keep it from you.

At times like this, it’s a consolation to be part of a living tradition of faith that has passed through trials like this before.

Online instruction cannot substitute for a real personal presence, or the communion we feel when we’re with friends.  Still, we hope this new outreach will help bring you closer to each other, and closer to Christ and his truth, no matter how far apart we remain in body!

With prayers,
Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.
Director

Friends,

At Ignatius Press we are faring well in San Francisco, amid the city’s “shelter in place” requirements. Deo gratias.

Many staff work remotely already. Others are working from home during this time. The handful of people are “social distancing” and staying here at the press.

Please continue to pray for those infected by COVID 19 and those otherwise affected, including healthcare providers. Let us unite our sufferings with those of others and with those of our Lord.

Mark Brumley
President

For all of you who are also “sheltering in,” and for those of you who don’t have that option, along with our prayers, we would like to offer you the only other things we have to give: our books, our films, our music, and, our art. Our hope is that these great works, and the truths they hold, bring you some consolation during this difficult time.
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