at Connecticut College
Students come to Connecticut College with many different faith backgrounds. Catholics and non-Catholics may have questions about Catholic beliefs and practices. We encourage questioning.
We hope these sites deepen your spiritual life and answer some of your questions. The library in the basement of Harkness Chapel also is stocked with a variety of books and periodicals that you might find helpful.
The Interview with God
Liturgy of the Hours
St. Ignatius’ daily examen
How to pray the rosary
Praying with icons
Praying with art
Daily ways to pray
Finding God: a daily three-minute retreat
The Catholic Church and Catholicism
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Diocese of Norwich
Southeastern Connecticut parishes and mass times
A Walk Through the Roman Catholic Mass
Readings for Mass
How do you pray?
Prayer is communication with God, and it can help us cultivate an awareness of God's presence in ourselves and in the world around us.
When we pray, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, the challenge is to free ourselves from regimentation, to look with the eyes of our hearts at who we are in God's eyes, and be creative.
The links below offer dozens of ideas. Other suggestions are at left, under "For your spiritual life."
Methods of prayer
An online prayer wall, borrowing from the Quaker "Clearness Committee" to make decisions, and more.
Paths of prayer
Looking for a prayer or blessing for a special occasion? Wondering how to pray a labyrinth? The Diocese of Richmond, Va., has helpful resources.
Catholic spirituality in practice
Boston College assembled this publication with two dozen suggestions for spiritual practices -- including companionship with the saints, the Jesus Prayer and practicing forgiveness.