Lenten Resources

18 Questions on the Paschal Triduum
The following eighteen questions address the most commonly received questions concerning the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and may be freely reproduced by diocesan offices for worship, parish liturgy committees, and others seeking to promote the effective celebration of these most sacred days.

40 Ideas for 40 Days
A curation of activities for Lent by Loyola Press.

A Path to Wholeness: Meditations for Lent
This book of Lenten meditations is a wonderful way to help your staff prepare for the great feast of Easter. Based on the Scripture readings of the day, this is an excellent resource for you and your staff to spend time in prayer each day. Matching bookmark included. Product Code: SDV-22-1464

Calendario de Cuaresma 2017 (En español)
Consulta el calendario de Cuaresma 2017 y camina de la mano de Cristo.

CRS Operation Rice Bowl
Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor. Each day of Lent, individuals are invited to use the Lenten Calendar—included with every CRS Rice Bowl—to guide their Lenten almsgiving.

Cuaresma 2017: ¡Renuncia, Asume, Eleva! (En español)
Fortifica tu viaje cuaresmal con las palabras de los padres de la Iglesia y el papa Francisco que aparecen en este calendario, y contempla las sugerencias para la oración, el ayuno y la limosna.

Daily Readings for Lent
Daily readings, reflections and Lenten resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Lenten resoures from the University of Notre Dame.

Holy Week Resources for Families
Use these Holy Week resources to prepare for and celebrate the final week of Lent.

How to Practice Lent
During these forty days, we ponder what it means to "give up, take up and lift up." Using the spiritual practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we deepen our relationship with Christ and discern where God is working in our lives.

Lectio Divina for Lent
Lectio Divina is a form of meditation rooted in liturgical celebration that dates back to early monastic communities. It involves focused reading of Scripture (lectio), meditation on the Word of God (meditatio), contemplation of the Word and its meaning in one's life (contemplatio) and ends with prayer (oratio).

Lent and Easter Resources from Catholic Online

Lent Message from Pope Francis
"Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ." — Pope Francis

Lenten Activities for Children

Lenten Meatless Recipes
Fasting from meat on Fridays during Lent helps us "acquire a mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart." (CCC 2043) Fasting is meant to free us. It helps us feel our physical hunger, and in turn, our spiritual hunger for the infinite love found only in God.

Our Sunday Visitor Lent and Easter on Pinterest
Resources to make Lent and Easter more spiritual and keep it holy.

Praying Lent
Creighton University offers resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparation to begin Lent to our preparation to celebrate the three holy days following Lent.

Saints for the Lenten Season
As you observe Lent this year, take time to learn about and reflect on the lives of these saints whose feast days fall within the season.

Six Ways to Evangelize During Lent
During Lent, when your friends or co-workers express curiosity about Catholic customs and symbolism, use those moments as opportunities to evangelize! Following are six common questions Catholics hear during Lent and some evangelizing answers.

Stations of the Cross Guided Videos
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man.

Teach Children about the Triduum
During the Easter Triduum, we celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus. Download a printable Triduum activity designed for early childhood and primary aged children.

Videos for Lent
A curation of videos by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Lent.