We are all called to be disciples, which essentially means we are all invited to follow Jesus and to grow in our relationship with him.
‘Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.’ Pope Benedict XVI
Here are some key steps we can all take as we come closer to Jesus as disciples.
The St Peter & The Winchester Martyrs monthly prayersheet – download it here.
Pray as you go – A great ten minute podcast for daily guided prayer
One great way of praying is to use the Bible.
We can grow in our relationship with Jesus by learning about his teaching and hearing him speak through the gospels. As St. Francis puts it ‘to read sacred scripture means to turn to Christ for advice.’ However, the Bible can be quite daunting and it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some great tools that were created to make the Word of God accessible to you.
Bible in One Year – a great daily commentary on scripture from the makers of Alpha
Universalis – The go-to online source for the Catholic readings of the day, including the readings for Mass everyday. Also available as an app.
Scott Hahn’s gospel reflections – Scott Hahn is a world renowned scripture expert and his reflections on our weekly gospel readings are uniquely insightful.
Sister Hyacinthe podcast on the Rosary
Do you have any questions?
Questions and doubts are a natural part of our faith. These particular online resources are really helpful and engaging.
- Catholic Answers – Search the world’s largest database of answers about the Catholic faith
- Word on Fire – Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.
- Bishop Barron on YouTube – These are brief and insightful commentaries on faith and culture by Catholic theologian and author Bishop Robert Barron.
- Fr Mike Schmitz on YouTube – Fr Mike is an American priest with a thriving YouTube presence, opening up the heart of the faith for millions online.
- Ascension presents