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Lenten Resources

As we begin the holy season of Lent, here are several resources you may want to use for your Lenten Journey. They include Lenten calendars on Laudato Si and Racism, materials on Immigration, information about a 3-part series on African American Spirituality, and Stations of the Cross Overcoming Racism.
Bread for the World
For the next six weeks, journey with Bread for the World to deepen your Lenten experience with Lenten Prayers for an End to Hunger. Sign up to receive weekly emails complete with prayers and action opportunities to deepen your faith — and your impact on hunger — during this Lent season.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Lenten Reflection Guide 2021: Brothers and Sisters All.
The Season of Lent is an opportunity to reflect on our lives, on how we are living our call to discipleship, and a time to seek repentance and renewal for the ways we have fallen short. This Lenten Reflection Guide is an opportunity to take up the invitation of Pope Francis to pray with and reflect on Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship. Pope Francis models a sort of Lenten-style of “examina¬tion” of the challenges and social sins facing our world. He calls us to personal reflection and repentance for the ways in which we fail to recognize our neighbors as “brothers and sisters” and contribute to the social and ecological crises facing our world today. Through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (here known as action), and through reflecting on the experiences of Maryknoll missioners, you are invited to enter into the journey of Lent and dive deeper into the reflections of Pope Francis during this challenging time – or turning point – in history. 2021 Lenten Refl Guide Also available in Spanish.2021 Lenten Refl Guide Spanish
2021 Lenten Series
The Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
invites you to a 3-part Lenten Series via Zoom
FORGED IN A FIERY FURNACE: AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRITUALITY
African American spirituality is forged in a fiery furnace…born of the pride and the pain, the horror and the hope of a people whose eyes have always been watching God and whose hands stayed firm on the plow as they fought their way to freedom.” Diana Hayes 2021 Lenten series flyer Forged in a Fiery FurnacePDF
Living a Laudato Si Lent 2021
Once again, Fr. Terry Moran shares a Lenten Calendar with daily actions related to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si.2021 LIVING A LAUDATO SI LENT
Catholic Relief Services 
Each Lent Catholic Relief Services  offers the Operation Rice Bowl Campaign. Visit their website  for further information. You can download a daily Lenten Calendar here.RiceBowl.2021.Calendar.ENG_
Lent 2021 A Journey from Racism to the Beloved Community
A daily calendar which challenges us to confront systemic racism.2021 Lenten Calendar 2021 Racism Beloved Community
Lenten Values: Springing into Action
Journey with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition through Lent, with a Lenten devotional reflecting on nine values that ground the work of immigration justice; each one features scripture, stories, and more. Sign up here to receive the materials once they’re ready!

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops offer these Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism
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You can find a Prayer for our Lenten Journey at this link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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