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February 22nd - April 6th, 2023
Lent This Year
offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship
with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our
baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity
to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow
for what we've done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in
We offer 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.
We also offer a Daily Prayer with a link to the readings of the day, a brief meditation, a link to the Daily Reflection for that day and Intercessions from the Liturgy of the Hours.
May Our Lord grant us all the graces we need and desire.
Praying in the Time of the Virus
How Come I Fear Lent?
Lent with All My Heart
Remembering the Ashes
Why Do I Make My Life So Busy?
Praying with Holy Thursday at Home this Year
Praying with Good Friday at Home
Praying with the Easter Vigil at Home
A Caregiver's Reflections on Lent
Lenten Audio Retreats
Lent Audio Retreat. - Year A - 2020/2023 readings
Lent Audio Retreat - Year B - 2018/2021 readings
Lent Audio Retreat - Year C - 2019/2022 readings
A Lenten Parish Retreat - two videos:
A Time for Healing and Hope - I
Make an Online Retreat each week of Lent
When time permits only one, brief prayer a day
Pope Francis invites believers to prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed:
Fasting, that is, learning to change our attitude towards others and all of creation, turning away from the temptation to “devour” everything to satisfy our voracity and being ready to suffer for love, which can fill the emptiness of our hearts. Prayer, which teaches us to abandon idolatry and the self-sufficiency of our ego, and to acknowledge our need of the Lord and his mercy. Almsgiving, whereby we escape from the insanity of hoarding everything for ourselves in the illusory belief that we can secure a future that does not belong to us. And thus to rediscover the joy of God’s plan for creation and for each of us, which is to love him, our brothers and sisters, and the entire world, and to find in this love our true happiness.
Let us not allow this season of grace to pass in vain! Let us ask God to help us set out on a path of true conversion. Let us leave behind our selfishness and self-absorption, and turn to Jesus’ Pasch. Let us stand beside our brothers and sisters in need, sharing our spiritual and material goods with them. In this way, by concretely welcoming Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives, we will also radiate its transforming power to all of creation.
- Pope Francis' 2019 Lenten Message
|Beginning Our Lent:
Deepening Our Lent:
Using the Weekly Guides for Daily Prayer
The 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent
- in Year A & for RCIA:
A Contemplation on the Woman at the Well
A Contemplation on the Man Born Blind
A Contemplation on the Raising of Lazarus
Praying the Gospels
of Weeks 3, 4, 5
A Contemplation on the Day after the Crucifixion of Jesus,
First Four Days of Lent
First Week of Lent
Week of Lent
Week of Lent
Week of Lent
Week of Lent
The First Four Days
The Sacred Triduum
Celebrating the Easter Season
Order a printed copy of many of our Lent resources. Praying Lent: Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten Journey - $5.95 from Loyola Press.
Lenten Book Groups
See some of the Reading Group books we have used and the sharing we received during Lent.
See some of the Lent Presentations we have had on campus during Lent.
Pope Francis' 2023 Lenten Message:
Pope Francis' 2022 Lenten Message:
Pope Francis' 2021 Lenten Message:
Pope Francis' 2020 Lenten Message:
Pope Francis' 2019 Lenten Message:
Pope Francis' 2018 Lenten Message:
Pope Francis' 2017 Lenten Message
Pope Francis' 2016 Lenten Message
Pope Francis' 2015 Lent Message
Pope Francis' 2014 Lent Message
Pope Francis Speaks on Lent:
Archive of the Daily Reflections since 1998.