|Spirituality||WEB PRAYER SITE BECOMES ETERNAL|
Sacred Space, the Irish Jesuits' daily prayer site on the internet, launched this year for Lent, is to continue indefinitely because of the huge response from Net users.
On many days during the site's three month history, over one thousand web surfers have logged on to the site to pray. The Jesuit Communication Centre in Dublin, which produced and maintains the site, has been inundated with emails from all over the world, urging them to keep the site going.
Feedback indicates many visitors make the site part of their daily routine. One regular wrote: "My life and work seems to be increasingly centred around the PC, either at home or work. Now, I can manage to get some prayer time whilst at the computer." Another, from Sydney, said: "I now begin each day on the computer with a feeling of anticipation."
Site designer Peter Scally, a Jesuit student from England, believes the drawcard is not 'flashy graphics', but the spirituality itself. "The site doesn't give you a whole load of words to rattle off, but gently helps you to recognise God's presence in your life, and to grow in your relationship with God," he said.
Sacred Space is at www.jesuit.ie/prayer
|11:50am 20/5/99 / JCC Dublin|