Spirituality Supports

Mission leaders often help colleagues stay spiritually grounded, however, they also need to be cognizant of their own spiritual development. This section provides resources and insights for supporting the spirituality of the mission leader.

Attending to Spirituality Videos

In these short videos, hear from mission leaders how they attend to their own spirituality.


Jared H. Bryson, M.Div., D.Min.
Vice President, Mission Operations and Church Relations

Julie M. Jones
Vice President, Mission and Ministry

Stephen Kazanjian, MA, MA, M.Div.
Vice President, Mission Integration
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System

Kevin Murphy, MD, MSW
Institute for Human Caring
Providence St. Joseph Health

Rosie Perez, RN
Vice President, Mission Integration
Providence St. Joseph Health

Scott McConnaha
President and Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc.

Mary Anne Sladich-Lanz
Group Vice President, Ministry Leadership Formation
Providence St. Joseph Health

External Resources


Prayer and Meditation

Scripture Reflection

  • The Word: Scripture Reflections from America Media
  • Pray as You Go
  • Daily Readings from the New American Bible (no website, podcast found in the Apple Store, TuneIn and PodBean)
  • Richard Rohr Homilies
  • Sacred Stories — Catholic Health Initiative’s Mission Network presents Sacred Stories. Available in audio or PDF, Sacred stories are prefaced by scripture and recount moments of heightened awareness of God’s divine presence in our workplace as told by associates. Complete with reflection questions, these sacred stories invite us to pause and consider the real meaning of the work we do each day.

Content and Topical

Prayers & Poetry

The payers and poems below were submitted by mission leaders in the field as perennial favorites. Consider printing one of these, or a favorite of your own, to keep with you to use and share as needed.


Prayer and Meditation

  • Centering Prayer
  • HeadSpace
  • Insight Timer
  • Pray As You Go
  • Reimagining the Examen
  • The Daily Calm
  • Three Minute Retreat

Liturgy of the Hours

  • iBreviary
  • Laudate
  • Universalis


  • Bible
  • Bible by Olive Tree
  • Blue Letter Bible

Lectio Divina

If you have prayers, resources or practices to share please contact Brian Smith, MS, MA, M.Div., senior director, mission integration/leadership formation.