Many of us are searching about on the Web, hoping to find something to brighten the day or help us to live a bit better. I’m happy to report that there’s inspiration out there. In a time when some accuse the digital world of making us less human, it seems more true that Internet communications are showing us new ways to connect with each other and with the world.
People Who Inspire
what its Web address promises. There are weekly meditations,
parent-to-parent advice, seasonal worship resources and short
catechetical articles to help parents hand on the faith.
The perspective at Catholic
Moms.com is a little more traditional, but that’s one
fun thing about being Catholic—there’s plenty of variety!
Here you can find “how-to’s” for some of the tools that have
helped Catholic moms survive for centuries: The rosary and
the brown scapular were prominent when I checked.
a different type of inspiration. Father Jim Klima made a remarkable
journey across the United States by bicycle last summer, and
wrote about it on the Internet every night along the way!
Here you can trace Father Jim’s bike trek from Oregon to New
Hampshire, hear about his inspiring encounters with people
and nature, read his reflections and even see photos of the
Turning to Prayer and Scripture
St. Bonaventure, reflecting on the life of St. Francis, tells
us that all inspiration ultimately turns our hearts toward
God. You can find “Minute
Meditations” and “Saint
of the Day” on this site, where you’ll also find inspiration
in the life of St.
Francis during this month of his feast.
Daily readings from the Roman Catholic Lectionary are at
usccb.org/nab. An extensive
collection of Scripture translations can be found at biblegateway.com.
If you’ve got a fast connection, try newmediabible.org,
from the American Bible Society, for a look at how Bible stories
might be communicated in the future.