Diocese of Ogdensburg

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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:


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

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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


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


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:


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.

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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:


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 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

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