Lent/Easter
LIVING THE CATHOLIC FAITH IN THE 3RD MILLENIUM
A LAYMAN'S LOOK AT THE JOURNEY OF FAITH

Lent/Easter

THIS YEAR’S LENT COULD BE JUST WHAT STRUGGLING CHURCH NEEDS 
This set-aside time for prayer and reflection - after all the Church has been through in recent months - could provide both a healing balm and a needed boost forward.
RETURN TO ME: LENTEN REFLECTIONS FROM HOLY CROSS 
Offered as a daily digital reflection series. Those who subscribe will be sent an email each morning containing a reflection, and the listing of sacred texts from Scripture for each day.
WHAT CATHOLIC LEADERS SHOULD GIVE UP FOR LENT THIS YEAR 
Concealment, secrecy, corruption, denial, abuse of power: a disheartening litany, especially because of its pervasiveness in a body that calls itself holy and is supposed to speak and act in God’s name.
PRAYING LENT 
An Online Ministry of Creighton University: resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparing to begin Lent to our preparing to celebrate the holy three days following Lent.
THE DEATH OF DEATH 
Easter isn’t celebrating a one-time miracle as if it only happened in the body of Jesus and we’re all here to cheer for Jesus.
FINDING GOD IN THE MESS 
Join in a special Lenten read-along with Loyola Press. We’ll be reading Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Living at a relaxed pace that will give us time to savor what we read during the weeks of Lent.
MAKE LENT 2020 YOUR BEST EVER 
A Lot Can Happen in 40 Days‎... A totally free and totally awesome daily Lenten video program sent straight to your email!
THE SEASON OF LENT 
From Ken Collins: Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Lent 
On these pages, you will find a variety of suggestions and resources to help you raise up, sacrifice, and offer during this Lent and to embrace your baptismal commitment
RADICAL HOPE - LENT 2020 
Join the Ignatian family each day during Lent 2020 at the hope-filled intersection of faith and justice.
5 PRAYERS FOR THE LENT SEASON 
The Lent season is all about focusing our heart on the true source of joy - Jesus Christ. Use these Lenten Prayers to remember what Easter is all about.
RESOURCES FOR LENT 
Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer encourage us in the season of Lent. Below we highlight Ignatian resources for Lent.
LENT & EASTER - FRANCISCAN MEDIA 
Lent is upon us, a time of prayer, reflection, and unity with God. But sometimes we miss important aspects of this holy season while we are in the midst of it.
FIVE APPS FOR LENT 
As well as using the app for prayer requests, you can also use it as a prayer journal that records your own spiritual journey through Lent...
SEVEN KEY WORDS FOR LENT 
Seven key terms from the Catechism of the Catholic Church that help us to revisit and delve more deeply into the gift of Lent.
THE HOPE OF LENT 
While the Lenten season is indeed preparation for our Easter celebration, the hope of this season is that we will find our lives transformed by the many ways we encounter God’s Word...
8 WAYS TO PRAY DURING LENT 
There are as many ways to pray as there are pray-ers in this world, but a few prayer methods can help us in particular to spiritually prepare ourselves during Lent.
40 WAYS TO GET MORE OUT OF LENT 
Lent is supposed to be a season of a successful journey through the desert of penance to a new land and a new, deeper intimacy with God. But often, we find ourselves falling back on the same old pathways.
LENT, UNPLUGGED 
In a time of digital consumption, here’s how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting.
GROWING IN FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD THIS LENT  
This Lent, grow in your friendship with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with a special series by the dotMagis bloggers.
A BLESSING AND A CURSE 
Lent is a chance to grapple with the paradox of the cross as blessing and curse.
LETTING THIS LENT BE GOD’S  
What if this Lent we didn’t approach the practices of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting with an eye to what we can do to transform ourselves, but rather with an eye to what God wants to do in order to transform us?
40 LENTEN LESSONS ON THE MASS 
Receive a Lenten Lesson in your email inbox each day. Deepen your faith this Lent with these lessons on the Eucharist and the Holy Mass— the source and summit of our faith.
LENT WITH THE SAINTS 
Daily inspiration during this season of repentance, forgiveness, and hope. Connect and pray with the Church's most beloved saints and holy people
LENT AS A FAVORABLE TIME TO UNITE THE PARISH 
The time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving is also an opportunity to get to know fellow parishioners better
LENT: WHY THE CHRISTIAN MUST DENY HIMSELF 
By fasting a person turns to God more intently. This is reflected in God’s words spoken through the Prophet Joel: “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
THERE IS MORE TO LENT THAN JUST ‘GIVING UP’ 
This Lent maybe you could pray not simply for the willingness to give up chocolate, but to become a more loving person, day by day, in your own way.
LENT: A TIME TO BUILD AND STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY 
What does Lent mean to you? Could it be a time to build and strengthen your communities this year?
EXODUS AND THE PASCHAL JOURNEY OF LENT 
Lent is about the people of God being on the march, out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. And this journey we make together is a matter of life and death
UNLEARNING WORLDLY LOVE WITH ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN 
St John Henry Newman’s Lenten sermons are a helpful resource during Lent for a regimen of spiritual reading
NO NEED TO BE CROSS ABOUT LENT 
Catholics are trying to move from Lent as a penitential season to Lent as a baptismal season — that is, a season that focuses on a refreshment of the Christian commitment which is rooted in baptism.
FOR LENT, GIVE UP ANGER AND SEEK FORGIVENESS 
People... recognize that if they’re caught in the anger, they will not be able to find peace. They have learned there is no pathway to peace through anger.
THE ANIMA CHRISTI DURING HOLY WEEK 
Many of the lines of the “Soul of Christ” prayer resonate with Passion Week, as the poem reflects on Christ’s body and spirit.
ARTS & FAITH: LENT 
The visual prayer experience of Arts & Faith: Lent continues through Holy Week with videos for Palm Sunday and the Triduum.
CONNECTING WITH THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS 
Kerry Weber shares how she connected with the Stations of the Cross in this excerpt from her book, Mercy in the City.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE CROSS 
Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ, explores the idea that Jesus’ Passion brings us to embrace the world as it really is.
HOW JESUS RESPONDS TO SUFFERING 
Gary Jansen suggests an Ignatian approach to the Stations of the Cross, considering how Jesus responds to suffering.