LENT STARTS FEBRUARY 14.
Here are a few resources for prayer, reading, reflection.
Daily Lent by Email or Text:
Many groups will have Lenten emails where you can subscribe to get a daily email or text for prayer and reflection. Here are a few to consider:
Living Lent Daily by Loyola Press based on the book A Friendship Life No Other by William A. Barry, SJ
Best Lent Ever is a daily email with a video by Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic with practical tips to incorporate into your daily life
Carpe Verbum: Sign up to get a text of email every day to a step-by-step prayer guide. It is designed for teens, but adult can use it too!
An Ignatian Prayer Adventure is an online 8-week retreat, so perfect for Lent and Easter adapted from the Spiritual Exercises. It is based on the longer book format by Kevin O’Brien, SJ called the Ignatian Adventure
The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: is based on the book by Tim Muldoon by the same title.
Creighton Ministries Lenten Online Retreat: This is a retreat for busy people. It includes a guide, a photo and a variety of reflections to help you pray each week.
Books, Booklets and Pamphlets:
Of course every Catholic Publisher has a wide selection of books, booklets and pamphlets for Lent.
Here is a list of some publisher’s Lenten book catalogs:
Some of my favorites books tools and resources for Lent:
Just reading and reflecting on the Mass Readings of the Day: these can be found in a missal, WORD AMONG US, in a variety of free apps (for example IBreviary or Lectio Divina or online via the USCCB website )
By the way, the USCCB offers a wonderful online Lenten Calendar and other resources.
Of course, a wonderful way to pray, fast, learn and give is through the CRS Rice Bowl. It is more than just putting your spare change in a box: there are recipes, and activities and reflections. Start HERE .
Maryknoll has some wonderful resources for lent, including reflection guides for small group discussion HERE
More to come:
We will add future posts with book reviews and other ideas for Lent. New posts and resources will be listed below as we review them:
UPDATE 2/16/2018: More Lenten Resources 2018