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Streams ‘n’ Stirrings Blog

Sister Jean Hinderer is the author of the Streams ‘n’ Stirrings blog. She invites readers to sit in contemplation and prayer after reading her reflections on things that have recently touched her heart. Her reflections range from modern parables to short inspirational text and images.

The tales are sure to warm the heart and invite the reader to mindfulness.

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Daily Meditation

  • Prayer inspiration in all forms from 3-minute retreats to family prayers to arts and faith.

  • Reflections on daily readings from Creighton faculty, staff, and administrators to help inspire you to think deeper about your daily devotional time.

  • The free Contemplative Outreach app for Centering Prayer supports one’s daily prayer practice with an adjustable timer, as well as opening and closing prayer options that may be read before and after Centering Prayer. Brief instructions for learning Centering Prayer are also included. 

  • The Daily Meditations are email reflections featuring Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) faculty, as well as guest teachers and authors, reflecting on the wisdom and practices of the Christian contemplative tradition. The site also features access to podcasts about the contemplative path.

  • Available as a podcast, website, or mobile app, Pray As You Go offers daily meditations, music, prayers, and resources for personal spiritual retreats and other self-examination and prayer. 

  • Daily prayers from the tradition of Ignatian spirituality are available on the website or mobile app. Daily prayers are offered in six stages including preparing your body and mind and culminating in reflection on the Gospel of the day according to the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar.


  • Opening Minds, Opening Hearts is a podcast for both the curious meditator and long time practitioner of Centering Prayer. On each episode, hosts Colleen Thomas and Mark Dannenfelser will reflect on the method of Centering Prayer with some friends from the contemplative community who share their personal experience of encountering God through the prayer, and through their work in the world. The podcast hopes to provide new perspectives on the future of contemplative prayer in the rapidly changing spiritual and technological landscape.

  • A Nun’s Life podcasts cover many topics, such as prayer, social justice, community, and spirituality. Each month, a new full-length podcast episode is released, and every week, they share one of their favorite clips from the full episodes.

  • Franciscan Spirituality Center spiritual director Steve Spilde explores a variety of topics related to our understanding of connection, the divine, compassionate listening and the search for meaning and wholeness.