Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

LENT STARTS FEBRUARY 14.  

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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:

Capture

Living Lent Daily by Loyola Press based on the book A Friendship Life No Other by William A. Barry, SJ

best lent 

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

wordonfire

Daily Gospel Reflections by Bishop Barron (not just for Lent).  Word on Fire also has daily reflection booklet available which can also be bought in bulk

carpeverbum

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!

 

Online Retreats:

inatianadventure

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    

iggionlineretreat

The Ignatian Workout for Lent Retreat: is based on the book by Tim Muldoon by the same title.

creaighton online 

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:

paulinePauline Books and Media

 

iggipressIgnatius Press

 

osvOur Sunday Visitor

 

avemariaAve Maria Press

 

liturgical pressLiturgical Press 

 

sophia pressSophia Press

 

loyolapressLoyola Press

 

Some of my favorites books tools and resources for Lent:

1wordamongus2ibreviary3lectiodivina4usccb

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 )

5usccbcalendar

By the way, the USCCB offers a wonderful online Lenten Calendar and other resources.

6ricebowl

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 .

7maryknoll

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 1/23/2018:  Book Review: Lenten Healing: 40 Days to Set You Free from Sin. By Ken Kniepmann  (Ave Maria Press)

UPDATE 2/16/2018:  More Lenten Resources 2018