For many of us, summer is a time where the pace changes. For some it slows down; for other is may speed up in different ways. At any time of year, it is important to take time to attend to our relationship with God and to our own growth in faith. Here is a simple idea, with links to some helpful resources, for a summer retreat you can do on your own. You can decide how much time to devote to it -- perhaps try a short version and then try a longer period of time later in the summer. It is written for catechists, but it is appropriate for any adult.
The Feast of Pentecost
Here is a short article that illustrates the Jewish roots of the Christian feast of Pentecost. This year, Pentecost is celebrated on June 9. Ponder this article as you prepare for the feast!
12 Celtic Spiritual Practices for Today
Whether your are of Irish ancestry or not, this article provides some good ideas for spiritual practices taken from the Celtic (ancient Irish, Scottish, and Welsh) tradition. Each of these is a very simple idea to put into practice and can help you to grow in faith. Read on and try at least one this summer!