Catholic Spiritual Resources And Prayers During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Woman praying in ChurchDuring this time of anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting self-isolation and Mass and event cancellations, your relationship with God is more important for you and society than ever. Below are resources to help you worship, pray and gain spiritual strength from home. We also included excellent medical expert, and government resources. We ask that you please listen and follow their requests in order for this outbreak to be minimized.

Stay safe and offer prayers for the sick, those in the hospital and in nursing homes, and those for whom isolation is particularly difficult. Consider adding fasting and prayers of reparation to beseech the Lord for mercy on us.

Note: Please visit my Resources page frequently, as we will update this resource list regularly.


Spiritual Resources

Why Have Mass With No One There? Christine Rousselle,

10 Guidepoints for Christians In the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

If You Can’t Receive Communion, Make a Spiritual Communion, Patti Maguire Armstrong, National Catholic Register

Online Perpetual Adoration

How and Why to Watch Mass Online During Coronavirus, Catholic World Report

EWTN Daily Spiritual Helps (Check Program Schedule)  including Rosaries, Divine Mercy and St. Michael Chaplets, Pope Francis’ daily Private Mass, teaching videos, movies & much more. EWTN’s extensive online Catholicism Information. EWTN YouTube archive of many programs.

Maybe It’s Time For Reconciliation, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Our Sunday Visitor

This Liturgy is Perfect for Quarantine, Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP; Aleteia (The Liturgy of the Hours).

Pray the Liturgy of the Hours the easy way with iBreviary (app or online, in multiple languages)

A Prayer for Protection In Time of Pandemic, Knights of Columbus

“My peace I give to you”: Gaining Peace of Heart in a Time of High Anxiety, Fr. Charles Fox, Catholic World Report

The Cleansing of our Fears – Daily Spiritual Counsel Through This Time of Pandemic – Msgr. John Esseff Podcast

Fatima’s Sister Lucia Explains Why The Daily Rosary Is A Must, Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register

How to Pray the Rosary,

Novena to St. Joseph, Patron of the Church & Protector of Families

Lectio Divina, A Guide: What it is & How It Helps Prayer Life (Learn to Pray with the Scriptures). Dan Burke,

Have You Heard of St. Corona? She’s Patroness of Plagues & Pandemics – Here’s Her Story, ChurchPop

Enrich Your Prayer Life With Prayers of Reparation, Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange

Fatima & Faustina: Two Powerful Prayers of Reparation, John Nahrgang, Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

Prayers of Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus, Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Sacramento, CA.


Expert Medical Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Catholic Connection interview with Dr. Timothy Flanigan, MD; Catholic Deacon and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Alpert Medical School of Brown University. (Interviewed March 17, 2020)

Infectious Disease Expert (and Deacon) Offers Coronavirus Tips, Alyssa Murphy, National Catholic Register (March 10, 2020)

The single most important thing we can do is wash our hands properly and listen and follow World Health Organization and authority guidelines. Watch this video of proper hand-washing: WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water

Consult your State and County Health Departments online for local information, and organizations that deal with your specific medical condition.