Online Resources to Grow in Holiness

Father John’s Weekly Reflections

Gratitude (5/22/20)
Ascension (5/15/20)
Patience (5/08/20)
Transformation (5/01/20)
Faith of our Fathers (4/24/20)
Light in the Darkness (3/19/20)

The Missionary Discipleship Institute is going online!

The Missionary Disciples Institute at Marian University is going online for 2020! MDI Online will take place during the week of June 22-26, 2020 with sessions offered each day with many breaks in-between. This is a great opportunity for you to join a community of other high school leaders from around the country who are passionate about their faith and are seeking new ways to serve their communities through the church. Now more than ever, we are in need of missionary disciples to step up and be leaders in the church.

Because we are taking MDI online, we have realized our capacity to offer this experience to more young people while maintaining the same personal interaction we have always offered. We have decided to expand our resources to provide an excellent online experience for anyone who may have had their summer retreats, conferences, or the like cancelled. You can find more details for MDI Online below, including the application link.

Apply for MDI Online: HERE!

Applications are due by Friday, May 15, 2020.

This is what the youth can expect from MDI Online:

  • A community of like-minded leaders passionate about being missionary disciples
  • Daily Mass
  • Morning and night prayer led by our college mentors with worship led by The Hussey Brothers
  • Motivating keynotes on what it means to be a missionary disciple from: Kristin Brokaw, Noelle Garcia, Rev. Arthur Wilson, Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, Krista Chinchilla, and Mike Patin. 
  • Tracks with theology professors from Marian University on specific areas of ministry: didache (ministry of teaching), diakonia (ministry of serving), kerygma (ministry of proclaiming), koinonia (ministry of partnering), leitourgia (ministry of praying).
  • A specific mission plan developed from the track which will prepare them to lead a practical ministry experience back at their church/school
  • Additional sessions to: learn new prayers, grow in ministry skills, brainstorm on relevant topics, and enjoy fellowship with new friends from across the country.
  • An MDI resource box will be mailed to their house with resources and paraphernalia for MDI Online!
  • We will host an in-person event (God willing) at the beginning of October 2020.
  • The cost for MDI Online is $50 and will be due after students have applied for and been accepted to attend MDI Online.

Resources for Prayer

Stations of the Cross

This devotion focuses on the specific events of Christ’s passion and death.

Daily Mass Readings

Our Liturgy is so rich this Lenten season to prepare us for Christ’s Passion, Death, & Resurrection. Resources for both the readings & reflections are provided.

Liturgy of the Hours

The Lord has commanded us to pray without ceasing, and this is what the Hours help us do.


This powerful Marian prayer is said to be a great weapon against the Devil.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Coming from St. Faustina, this rote prayer implores God to pour his mercies out upon us.

Daily Reflections

Take some time during your daily routine to slow down and listen to God.

Lectio Divina

Lectio divina is prayer over the Scriptures.

  • Meditations (Also explains how to pray Lectio Divina.)

Visio Divina & Art Reflections

Pray with artwork like you would with scripture. 

Be Not Afraid Conference

An online conference for all those who are anxious, afraid, bored, spiritually starving, or isolated. A chance to grow spiritually this Lent, even for those without mass.


SoulCore is a movement to nourish the body, mind and soul while meditating on the life of Christ through the rosary and other Christian prayers.

The Examen

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. 

Life Teen

Life Teen is a movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

Catholic Online Summit

An online conference geared toward empowering everyday Catholics to share their faith in times of social distancing and be able to pray when they can’t go to Mass.



Resources for Mass & Adoration 

List of Masses being streamed in the Lafayette-in-Indiana Diocese

Daily Mass

Sunday Mass

Adoration Chapels

Resources for Engaging the Faith


YouTube Channels

Various YouTube channels dedicated to enriching the faith lives of their viewers.


These are taken from the last two conferences FOCUS offered for college students. They range in a variety of topics.

NCYC 2019

YouTube playlists of speakers & talks from the National Catholic Youth Conference 

McGrath Institute for Church Life

Free downloadable resources to deepen your faith during Lent, and a journal from the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Saint Videos

Resources for Build Catholic Culture in the Home

Catholic Culture

Daily resources of Mass Readings, prayers, activities, recipes, writings for the Liturgical year

Ways to keep the Sabbath Holy

Activities to do with Younger Siblings