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2016 Resources for Lent

Publish Date: February 9, 2016

The Department of Catechetical Services have compiled useful online resources that may help prepare you, your family and your parish community to undertake a fruitful Lenten journey.

General Resources – General information and tips for living the season spiritually

Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2016

USCCB: Introduction to Lent and its fruitful observance. Includes a Calendar with daily inspiration.

Ascension Press: Preparing for Lent Video

Lenten Resources from the Catholic Apostolate Center: answer to common questions about Lent and its practices, and resources on the sacrament of Penance, almsgiving, fasting, stations of the cross, and more.

Articles, videos, activities and more (Loyola Press)

Daily Lent Reflections

Lenten Moments of Mercy, a daily email series that delivers reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent, sharing the inspiring words of Pope Francis and suggesting Lenten actions and prayers. Sign up here.

Pray with the Gospels During Lent on its Sacred Reading blog, with daily prayer exercises using the prayer techniques of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Daily Email reflections from Bishop Robert Barron

Creighton University’s Praying Lent has daily readings, meditations, reflections and prayers. Creighton’s Online Ministries also offers a Lenten audio retreat by Jesuit Father Larry Gillick.

Visual prayer experience through the lens of sacred artArt & Faith Lent (Loyola Press)

The Lenten Workshop: personal program, prayers, activities (Catholic Culture)

Articles by Our Sunday Visitor and Our Sunday Visitor Parish

Video: Ash Wednesday and Lent in 2 minutes (Busted Halo)

Pinterest Boards: Lent pins by Catholic Sistas.  Franciscan Media:  Lenten Recipes and Lenten Resources

101 Creative Suggestions for Lent  (free)

Daily blog called Lift Every Voice: A Lenten Journey Toward Racial Justice to address racism through the lens of Ignatian spirituality and daily readings.

 

Full list of 2016 Lenten Resources (PDF)