Highway to Heaven – how to make faith virtually international -Times Online

INCREASINGLY, the internet is transforming the way many of us go about our daily lives. But it’s not just banking, cheap flights and books that we are seeking in cyberspace. People are now clicking on their mouses to meet their religious needs. One of the most popular religious sites is Sacred Space, which is run by the Jesuits in Dublin. Set up in 1999, and available in 13 languages, including Japanese, Catalan and Romanian, it invites people to pray while sitting at their computer. It averages 7,000 hits a day.

Susan Gately writes about Sacred Space in the Irish Independent,

Sacredspace.ie aimed at helping people to understand that you can pray to God anywhere, even in front of your PC. Fr Alan McGuckian, SJ, director of the centre, came up with the idea.
“I remembered how Ignatian spirituality lead you through a number of steps into prayer and deeper meditation. It struck me that the way you click through a website could be adapted to do the same thing.”

<a href=”http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/666975.stm” title=”Article”>BBC</a> reports on the second anniversary of Sacred Space,
<blockquote>Jesuit priest Fr Alan McGuckian, who hails from Antrim, and Fr Peter Scally, who is Yorkshire born, are already getting more than 2,000 visits a day to their sacredspace.ie site. </blockquote>

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