Our Lady of Grace Church at 15661 Norbeck Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD 20906 US - A New Way to Pray
|A New Way to Pray|
A message from Mary Anne Sonnenschein: Dear Amazing People of OLG, Here is an amazing website that could be used during the season of Advent...and all during the Liturgical Year. It is put out by the Irish Jesuits. It's called Sacred Space. Based on the scripture readings of the day, it leads us into prayer with Jesus at our side. Here is only one comment from the numerous "Feedback" messages which are found on this site: It is 7:30 am and I am about to start a new work day. I am sitting in my office and the first thing I do is turn my computer on and log on to Sacred Space. As I stare at the screen, I feel like I am in front of a shrine, an electronic shrine. These days I am under a lot of pressure from my business. I am exhausted but thankful. Thankful to have a business, thankful to have a family , thankful to feel part of this anonymous praying community all over the world. It is curious, surprising, maybe even paradoxical, to pray in front of a computer screen. Yet it is only natural to do so. Today, technology is among us just as air, noise, bread and TV. It is as natural to pray in front of a nice shrine in a forest as it is to do so in front of a virtual shrine at your desk. For the real shrine is within ourselves, as we gather in silence and intimacy with Jesus. I thank you all at Sacred Space for bringing us this shrine every day. May God bless you with unending grace and strength to continue with this shrine forever. From Santiago, Chile Sacred Space can be accessed at www.jesuit.ie/prayer.