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Resources for your Lenten Journey


FREE Resources for Lent You Will Love 

Lent is a season of simple living. As the entire Church prepares for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum, Catholics make special efforts to pray, do penance, and do good works. Every day of the forty-day Lenten season is an opportunity to live simply and prepare for Easter.

40 Ideas for 40 days by Catechists Journey

With Ash Wednesday fast approaching, here are activities from our popular 40 Ideas for 40 Days feature. While organized according to the 2019 calendar, the activities aren’t limited to just one day of Lent. Check out 40 Ideas for 40 Days here

40 Days Lent Program and Resources (Pre K - 8th Grade) introduces a FREE Lent program for Catholic schools, parishes and home-school families. A program that kids, parents, catechists and teachers will enjoy. This 40 Days of Lent program will engage the entire school, parish and family to participate in Lent in a revolutionary way.

Teaching Catholic Kids Lent Guide

A Parent's Guide to Lent and Holy Week is a a (free) four-page download that will help you as you trek through the Lenten season with your family, reminding you that the most important parts of your faith don’t have to be the most difficult!

Why Fast This Lent? 

Amy Ekah shares insights on the benefits of fasting with her article "10 Reasons to Fast During Lent" in this month's St. Anthony Messenger. 

Arts & Faith: Lent

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent. Each week will bring a new video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.

Best Lent Ever
It’s a free email program that will guide you on an incredible forty-day journey to become the best version of yourself, making this a truly life-changing Lent.

CRS Rice Bowl
Through CRS Rice Bowl, we share the journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need.


Lenten resources from the University of Notre Dame.

How to Practice Lent

During these forty days, we ponder what it means to "give up, take up and lift up." Using the spiritual practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we deepen our relationship with Christ and discern where God is working in our lives.

Lent 2019: Raise Up. Sacrifice. Offer.

Includes an interactive calendar, printable calendars of Lenten ideas in English and Spanish, saints for the Lenten season, information on penitential practices, fasting, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and much more.

Lenten Activities for Children
The activities provided offer ideas for how you can help the children you serve understand and embrace the season of Lent.

Lenten Meatless Recipes
Fasting from meat on Fridays during Lent helps us "acquire a mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart." (CCC 2043) Fasting is meant to free us. It helps us feel our physical hunger, and in turn, our spiritual hunger for the infinite love found only in God.

Living Lent Daily
Living Lent Daily is a daily e-mail series designed to help you grow in friendship with God. Each day’s message includes a brief reflection by William A. Barry, SJ, that will help you enter into a personal and genuine Lenten prayer practice.

Living for Others During Lent
During Lent we take up practices that help us to become aware of and responsive to the needs of others. The three traditional practices of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Living the Liturgical Year at Home: Lent
The disciplines of Lent offer an annual chance for spiritual housekeeping, a time to reflect on our faith in every aspect of our lives. Lent is also a forty-day journey that, like any journey, benefits from having a well-planned itinerary.

Our Sunday Visitor Lent and Easter on Pinterest

Resources to make Lent and Easter more spiritual and keep it holy.

Prayer Kits from the Suffering Servant Scriptorium
"Love to pray. Take the trouble to pray. Prayer opens your heart until it is big enough to hold and keep God. We must know Jesus in prayer before we can see him in the broken bodies of the poor." — St. Teresa of Calcutta

Praying Lent
Creighton University offers resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparation to begin Lent to our preparation to celebrate the three holy days following Lent.

Praying the Daily Examen
Becky Eldredge, author of Busy Lives & Restless Souls, loves praying the Examen, a method of prayer that involves reflection on the past 24 hours of your life.

Reflexiones para la Pastoral Juvenil (En español)
Un recurso cuaresmal en español para jóvenes.

#ShareJesus: Lent 

Join us this Lent as we walk through the Gospel of Mark. Grow closer to Jesus and share your faith with others.

Six Ways to Evangelize During Lent
During Lent, when your friends or co-workers express curiosity about Catholic customs and symbolism, use those moments as opportunities to evangelize! Following are six common questions Catholics hear during Lent and some evangelizing answers.

Stations of the Cross Guided Videos
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man.

Teach Children about the Triduum
During the Easter Triduum, we celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus. Download a printable Triduum activity designed for early childhood and primary aged children.

Videos for Lent
A curation of videos by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Lent.