Resources for Leading Guided Reflections/Meditations

One of my favorite topics to do presentations on is leading guided reflections (meditations). Inevitably, I get many questions about resources available for leading guided reflections. Permit me to share a few resources. I’m familiar with the first four. I have not yet personally had a chance to review the remaining resources so I invite anyone who has used these resources to offer their comments and critiques.

Do you know of other resources for leading guided reflections/meditations?

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

6 Comments on Resources for Leading Guided Reflections/Meditations

  1. Joe – Thanks for providing these resources. This is the fifth year I am teaching 7th grade Religious Ed and I have been blessed with a group of students who look forward to us doing guided meditations. Most of the resources I found were geared more towards children in the primary grades so I look forward to downloading the e-book of guided meditations for teens. Thank you again for sharing your gifts so that our ministries may bear fruit.

    Blessings,
    Bernie

    • Hi,
      Were you able to download that e-book. The site I found it on said that it was no longer available. I’m wondering if anyone out there has a way to get this resource. It looks amazing.

      • Did you follow these directions from the Resource Publications Website?

        Purchase and Download Instructions:

        To purchase GUIDED MEDITATIONS FOR TEENS *E-BOOK*, add it to your shopping cart above, and pay for your order by credit card. Click on the “DOWNLOAD” button on the order confirmation page to download the .pdf file and save it to a folder on your hard drive.

        Once the e-book file is saved on your hard drive, you can open it as follows: From My Computer, or Windows Explorer, or My Documents, browse to the folder and double-click on the file named GMTE.pdf. This action should launch Adobe Reader. You will see the title of the book, and you will be able to navigate the entire book. Note that bookmarks have been added to the file to make it easier for you to jump to what you want to use. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, it can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.adobe.com. <4p>

  2. This comment came via email from Pat:

    I have used “In My Heart Room” for many, many years and it’s wonderful. There is always some visible item included in the meditation and this helps the children to focus. I have used it in first through third grade.

    Pat Pasternak, DRE, Holy Trinity Parish, Fall River

  3. This comment also came via email:

    PRAYER & MEDITATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS
    BY JOHN B. HESCH

    OVER 100 PRACTICAL AND EXCITING PRAYER EXERCISES FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES AND CHURCH YOUTH GROUPS

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