Resources for Prayer & Spirituality

During this uncertain time, we want UP to continue providing you a foundation for your faith. We will be updating this page with resources for you and your families to utilize as a way to stay connected to your spirituality, to God, and to this community.

Resources from Campus Ministry

  • Online Mass: Sunday Mass (10:30 a.m.) and daily Mass (M-F, 12:05 p.m.) will be available to live stream. You may also watch the recording at a later time.
  • Pilot Ministry: This site was initiated by the Servant Leadership Team and features reflections by current students, resources, and the option to request prayer.
  • Newsletter: Campus Ministry will be sending a weekly newsletter with additional resources and encouragement.
  • Prayer Resources: At the bottom of this page, we have included a few links to resources that can support you in your prayer life.
  • Healing Harp: Maureen Briare, Associate Director for Liturgical Music, invites you into prayer and peace with recordings of her harp music. Find the first installment at the link and look for additional videos to come.
  • Campus Ministers available to talk: Campus Ministers are available to talk with students via phone during business hours. To arrange a time to talk, please email ministry@up.edu or you may call 503.943.7131 and leave a voicemail.

Resources from Alumni and Parent Relations

  • Light from the Bluff: This monthly newsletter offers faith reflections, highlights from Portland Magazine, snapshots of campus, and more. You can view previous editions and subscribe.

Resources from the Garaventa Center

  • Fractio Verbi: In these 4-6 minute reflections, Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., breaks open the Sunday Mass readings. You can listen to them on your computer or download to your device for later play.
  • Visio Divina: Visio Divina means "sacred seeing." In this ancient form of Christian prayer, we allow our hearts and imaginations to enter into a sacred image, in silence, to see what God might have to say to us. The videos at this link offer guided experiences of Visio Divina. All that is required is your receptive, contemplative silence.
  • Lectures and Readings: Find recordings from faith-focused talks hosted by the Garaventa Center over the last year.
  • Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film: Listen as Garaventa Center co-directors Karen Eifler, PhD, and Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., explore contemporary films, finding themes of grace, redemption, and transcendence in surprising places.
  • An Evening with the Music of David Haas: Listen to the recording from this 2017 concert.

Resources for Prayer

  • Magnificat: This publication offers the daily Mass readings, morning and evening prayers drawn from the Liturgy of the Hours, reflections on Scripture and the saints, and more. Normally subscription-based, Magnificat is currently offering its online edition for free.
  • Word on Fire: Bishop Robert Barron offers a weekly podcast with reflections on a variety of theological topics. At the link, you can access an episode looking specifically at hope in the midst of coronavirus.
  • The Examen: Fr. James Martin, SJ, provides this podcast, guiding listeners through the Examen, a prayer that invites you to notice how God is working in your daily life.
  • Pray as You Go: This podcast, produced by the Jesuits of the UK, features daily reflections and other prayer resources. You can also download to your device.
  • Hallow: This app provides guided prayer and is currently offering resources geared toward practicing faith in the midst of Coronavirus. Hallow is offering its premium version free for 3 months.
  • Ignatian Spirituality by Loyola Press: St. Ignatius of Loyola was a master spiritual director and developed a specific style of prayer. This website will introduce you to his thoughts and methods, which have been formative for many.
  • FaithND: The University of Notre Dame provides excellent daily reflections on the Gospel readings.