Sharing Meaningful Resources

This page is a place for St. Paul’s parish members and friends to share with others resources that have meant something important to them personally, during this challenging time. While we may be experiencing anxiety and loss, we are also reimagining and reinventing what our common life looks like, and how we can support one another in solidarity and love.

Spiritual reflections

Wandering the COVID-19 Wilderness by the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, recommended by Fr. Daniel
Spiritual Communion for Incarnational People by Mark Harris, recommended by Wally Frey
Love Alone Overcomes Fear by Richard Rohr, recommended by Fr. Daniel
10 guidelines for pastoral care during the coronavirus outbreak, recommended by the St. Paul’s clergy
Praying in Crisis, recommended by Fr. Daniel
Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It’s Not Supposed To by N.T. Wright, recommended by Mother Louise
Summary and Lamentation Practice for a Time of Crisis by Richard Rohr, recommended by Mother Louise
Richard Rohr’s daily newsletter and meditation, recommended by Mother Louise

Educational opportunities

The Science of Well Being, a free online course offered by Yale, recommended by James van Sandwyk

Journalism and scholarship

Screw this Virus! by David Brooks, recommended by Wally Frey
Finding the ‘Common Good’ in a Pandemic by Thomas Friedman, recommended by Wally Frey
I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share by Scott Kelly, recommended by Fr. Daniel
Camus on the Coronavirus by Alain de Botton, recommended by Fr. Daniel
A doctor recommends safe handling of groceries, recommended by Wally Frey
Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News: Why Do We Care? by the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, recommended by Anne Watkins
This Pandemic Is A Test: But Maybe Not How You Think by Erin Wathen, recommended by Mother Louise

The arts

Daily free livestreams from the Met Opera
Great theater, dance, and classical music to tune into while stuck at home, recommended by Karen Lennon

Meditation, wellness, and more

Down Dog, a currently free, user- and beginner-friendly yoga app
Yoga With Adriene on YouTube, recommended by Jake Street
Dew Yoga, recommended by Ann Russell, behavioral health resources and blog (including a “Coping with Corona” series), recommended by Margaret Watt
Organic Fitness CT, offering free online fitness classes, recommended by Sandy Bria

Reflections in poetry

a prayer for times such as these by ruthi
Pandemic by Lynn Ungar, recommended by Mthr. Louise
And people stayed home by Kathleen O’Meara, recommended by Mthr. Louise
From a distance the world looks blue and green, recommended by Mthr. Louise
When despair for the world grows in me, recommended by Mthr. Louise

Print resources

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor, recommended by Bob Giolitto

This list has been created by the members of St. Paul’s and reflects their personal interests. St. Paul’s reserves the right to curate this list’s contents to best reflect the general perspective and needs of the St. Paul’s community. If you would like to submit something to this list, please send it to