Spiritual Practices for Everybody

Episode Five

Deepening your spiritual life is not rocket science. Everyone can do it.


Springfield Dominican Sisters Barbara Blesse and Jane Ann Beckman share practical tips for growing and deepening your relationship with God and God’s creation.


Download our favorite bits of wisdom from this week's guests to share in social media.

  • Keys to a health spiritual life include silence, prayer, study, gratitude, healthy, fruitful friendships, and a supportive community.
  • The Holy Spirit is at work in everyone.
  • Having a community that leads us to study, prayer, and action makes us better and makes the world better.


Our guests shared their top-three favorite songs of all time. Here they are.


Sister Barbara’s list

For Everyone Born, by Shirley Erena Murray and Brian Mann

Age to Age, by Janet Vogt

Table of Plenty, by Dan Schutte


Sister Jane Ann’s list

Pie Jesu, by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Ave Maria by Shubert

Les Miserables, by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel and Herbert Kretzmer



Ways the Dominican Sisters of Springfield can support you on your spiritual path

Visio Divina (Try it with Sister Jane Ann’s favorite image of St. Dominic or with Rublevs icon of the Trinity)

Lectio Divina

Cinema Divina

Webb Telescope image gallery

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Parting wisdom

Find a community to support your human and spiritual growth—Sister Jane Ann Beckman

Surround yourself with goodness, beauty and truth; don’t be afraid of the questions—Sister Barbara Blesse

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