Praying Lent Site Index    |    Creighton University Online Ministries Home Page

Praying Lent Home Page
an Online Ministry of Creighton University
February 14th - March 28th, 2024

Praying Lent This Year

cross windowLent 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 need. 

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.

Use our QR Code in a bulletin:

How Come I Fear Lent?
Tom Shanahan, S.J.

Lent with All My Heart
Andy Alexander, S.J.

Remembering the Ashes
Andy Alexander, S.J.

Why Do I Make My Life So Busy?
Maureen McCann Waldron

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
by Diane Jorgensen

Lenten Audio Retreats
- with Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.

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
A Time for Healing and Hope - II

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:

Lenten Audio Conversations:
Brief words about what's happening each week.

With text transcripts of the Conversations which can be shared with others.

Cooking Lent/Cocinando durante la Cuaresma
Recipes for Ash Wednesday,
all the Fridays of Lent and for Good Friday/Recetas para el Miércoles de Ceniza, todos los viernes de Cuaresma y para el Viernes Santo

What Can I Do Before Lent Begins? / ¿Qué puedo hacer antes de que comience la Cuaresma?

A Mardi Gras Prayer...

Why do we use Ashes on Ash Wednesday?
Beyond Chocolate: A Deeper Lent
Beginning My Lenten Patterns
What Is Fasting and Abstinence?
The Invitation of Lent
Choosing Lent, Acting Lent / Elegir la Cuaresma, Actuar la Cuaresma

Symbols in Our Home / Símbolos en nuestro hogar

Our Service for and with the Poor / Nuestro servicio para y con los pobres

Spring Cleaning for Freedom / Limpieza de primavera para la libertad

Family Conversion - Relationship Conversion / Conversión de Familia - Conversión de Relación

Realigning our Priorities / Realineando nuestras prioridades

Family Prayer / Oración familiar

Doing Lent As A Family / Haciendo la Cuaresma - Como una familia

Parish Resources For Lent

Lent Bulletin Messages

Deepening Our Lent:

Reconciliation and Healing / Reconciliación y Sanación

Returning to the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Forgiveness - by Luis Rodriguez, S.J.

Lent for the Older Brother/Sister
of the Prodigal Son/Daughter

Helping Little Children with Lent

Looking at Marriage in Lent

Lent as: Hearing the Cry of the Poor

The Midpoint of Lent

Online Stations of the Cross

The Good Friday Intercessions

Sorrowful Mysteries for
Alzheimer's Patients

From "Praying With Alzheimer's"

Using the Weekly Guides for Daily Prayer
during each week of Lent.

The 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent
- in Year A & for RCIA:

A Contemplation on the Woman at the Well
for the Third Sunday of Lent

A Contemplation on the Man Born Blind
for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

A Contemplation on the Raising of Lazarus
for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Praying the Gospels of Weeks 3, 4, 5
Understanding the Scrutinies

A Contemplation on the Day after the Crucifixion of Jesus,
with the Mother of James and John

Reflecting on the Passion in John's Gospel

Daily Prayers
during Lent, 2024

The First Four Days of Lent
February 14-17

The First Week of Lent
February 18-24

The Second Week of Lent
February 25 - March 2

The Third Week of Lent
March 3-9

The Fourth Week of Lent
March 10-16

The Fifth Week of Lent
March 17-23

Holy Week: The First Four Days
March 24-27

Holy Week: The Sacred Triduum
March 28-30

Celebrating the Easter Season
March 31 - May 19

Praying Lent BookOrder a printed copy of many of our Lent resources. Praying Lent: Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten Journey - $5.95 from Loyola Press.
Order now to use all through Lent.
Click on the book image for details

Lenten Book Groups

See some of the Reading Group books we have used and the sharing we received during Lent.

Lenten Presentations

See some of the Lent Presentations we have had on campus during Lent.

Pope Francis' 2023 Lenten Message:
Lenten Penance and Synodal Journey

Pope Francis' 2022 Lenten Message:
“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity,
let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10)

Pope Francis' 2021 Lenten Message:
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18)
Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love

Pope Francis' 2020 Lenten Message:
“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20)

Pope Francis' 2019 Lenten Message:
“For the creation waits with eager longing
for the revealing of the children of God” (Rm 8: 19)

Pope Francis' 2018 Lenten Message:
“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)

Pope Francis' 2017 Lenten Message
The Word is a Gift. Others Persons are a Gift.

Pope Francis' 2016 Lenten Message
I desire mercy and not sacrifice.

Pope Francis' 2015 Lent Message
Make your hearts firm.

Pope Francis' 2014 Lent Message
He became poor that you may become rich.

Pope Francis Speaks on Lent:
Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

Archive of the Daily Reflections since 1998.
A prayer and homily resource, with thousands of reflections


 Praying Lent Home  |   Praying Lent Site Index Creighton University Online Ministries Home Page

Send this page and others to friends by email, or post on your Facebook timeline or Twitter feed, using the icons below.

Email this pageFacebookTwitter

Print Friendly