Lent Begins

It’s Ash Wednesday.

Lent invites us to turn our minds and hearts back to the God of mercy. As we begin this season, may we find new encouragement to open our hearts to respond to God’s grace and to lead others to do the same. 

For Helping Children and Their Families

Help children and their families make the most of Lent with resources from Loyola Press.

Liturgical Year: Lent
Bookmark this link for a full selection of Lenten articles, activities, prayers, and videos.

Guided Reflection on Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving
Introduce young people to the three Lenten disciplines with Joe Paprocki’s prayerful reflection.

Lenten Resources for Catechists
Journey with your class and fellow catechists and teachers with the aid of articles and activities from Catechist’s Journey.

Explaining Ash Wednesday to Children
Help children understand the tradition of receiving ashes at the start of Lent.

Praying with the Stations of the Cross—With Free Station to Station Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Use imagination to engage with Scripture and learn more about Jesus’ responses to suffering and our responses as well. Download Gary Jansen’s questions for reflection and discussion on the Stations of the Cross, inspired by his book Station to Station.

Arts & Faith: Lent
Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent using video commentary about works of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Includes classroom activity ideas.


For Your Personal Spiritual Growth

Deepen your relationship with God this Lent with any of these resources.
Holiness Habits for

Holiness Habits for Lent
Whether you’re new to Lent or have been practicing its disciplines for decades, find inspiration from Joe Paprocki to deepen the “kingdom habits” that dislodge the old and usher in the new.

How to Be a More Evangelizing Catechist
Since Lent is a time for us to focus on transforming hearts and minds, spend time with Joe Paprocki looking at nine strategies for facilitating faith formation in a more evangelizing (transformative) way.

Living Lent Daily
Come to know Jesus as a friend, and experience God’s unbelievable love and generosity toward us. 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.

The Ignatian Workout for Lent: An Online Retreat
Become a spiritual athlete and join Tim Muldoon for The Ignatian Workout for Lent. Each week he shares audio reflections accompanied by suggestions for prayer and action.

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