The mission of the Spiritual and Communal Growth Platform is to facilitate spiritual development and foster community within Voice of the Faithful through resources, programs, and activities that encourage members to maintain a prayerful voice attentive to the Spirit.
The Spiritual and Communal Growth website provides numerous options for individuals and groups to enhance their union with God through Christ, the Holy Spirit, and one another via spirituality, prayer, and communal support. On this site you will find the following sections:
Types of Prayers and Devotions
Look here for a variety of prayer forms along with suggestions for their use in your private life, within your parish, and at VOTF meetings and activities. We add at least one prayer or devotion type each month, with its definition, historical background, links to other resources, and opportunities to nurture your prayer life by sharing your experiences with others.
Prayers and Prayer Services
In this section you will find prayers and prayer services, some of which are quite familiar to members having been placed here from the previous Prayerful Voice site. Others will be added from time to time by members of the Spiritual and Communal Growth team. In addition, we encourage members at large to submit prayers that they have composed or used for local meetings or prayer services.
In the future, we will also offer an opportunity to exchange ideas and suggestions about taking responsibility for spiritual development, and fostering development of a true Christian community within the membership of Voice of the Faithful. We will encourage short reviews of spiritual writings, both current and classic, as well as descriptions of spiritual and community-building activities being carried out in affiliates around the country.
We hope that you find this site helpful, and that it encourages you to contribute to our mutual spiritual development as we follow the Spirit in our continuing efforts to renew the Church with greater input from the laity.