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Ash Wednesday is one week away.

Lent invites us to turn our minds and hearts back to the God of mercy. As we begin this season, may we find new encouragement to open our hearts to respond to God’s grace and to lead others to do the same.
Living Lent Daily

Foster a daily practice of spiritual calm where God is at the center. Living Lent Daily is an e-mail series delivering fresh reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent. Each day’s message includes a quotation from the day’s readings and a brief reflection to spur prayer and self-examination. The messages also include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers. Sign up to receive the messages via e-mail.
 
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Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent using video commentary about works of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Includes classroom activity ideas.

Lent Resources
Bookmark this link for a full selection of Lenten articles, activities, prayers, videos, and retreats.
 
Lenten Actions Cards Lenten Actions Cards
Encourage families to take practical steps toward practicing the traditional Lenten pillars of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Print out our Lenten Actions Cards and give sets to the families you serve.

Lent at Catechist’s Journey
Discover even more ways to observe the season with activity ideas and other great resources from Catechist’s Journey, including the eBook 7 Ways to Practice Lent and 40 Ideas for 40 Days.
 
 
 

Plan Ahead: Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross represent events from Jesus’ Passion and Death. At each Station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection.

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Station to Station - Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Praying with the Stations of the Cross—With Free Station to Station Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Gary Jansen believes the Ignatian exercise of using the imagination to engage with Scripture is a perfect way to learn more about Jesus’ responses to suffering and our responses as well. Download his questions for reflection and discussion on the Stations of the Cross, inspired by his new book Station to Station.

Stations of the Cross for Children
View an online presentation of the Stations of the Cross for children.
 
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An Ignatian Prayer Adventure

Ignatian Prayer Adventure

Join in an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises, perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat. Author and blogger Becky Eldredge will share her experiences with the Ignatian Prayer Adventure through posts on Wednesdays, starting March 1.
 

Art in Catechesis

Finding God Art prints, video still

The Finding God Fine Art easels provide catechists and teachers with new methods to help children explore Scripture, Tradition, and concepts of the Catholic faith.
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