Catholic Resources for the Season of Lent

Lent starts this week. Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, St. Valentine’s Day.

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Inspired by the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert before beginning his public ministry, the season of Lent is a time of radical conversion and spiritual devotion for Catholics.

Below are some useful Catholic resources so that the whole family can enjoy a prayerful and holy Lent.

When Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day:

God has not grown weary of us. Let us welcome Lent as the great season in which He reminds us: “I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery”. Lent is a season of conversion, a time of freedom. Jesus himself, as we recall each year on the first Sunday of Lent, was driven into the desert by the Spirit in order to be tempted in freedom. For forty days, He will stand before us and with us: the incarnate Son. Unlike Pharaoh, God does not want subjects, but sons and daughters. The desert is the place where our freedom can mature in a personal decision not to fall back into slavery. In Lent, we find new criteria of justice and a community with which we can press forward on a road not yet taken.

Pope Francis, Message for Lent, 2024

Pre-Lent Preparation

Catholic Culture – Lenten Workshop

The Institute for Catholic Culture – Preparing for the Journey of Lent

Daily During Lent

My Daily Visitor – Reflections for Lent

Creighton University – One Prayer a Day for Lent

EWTN – Daily Lent Reflections

Loyola Press – Living Lent Daily

Ave Maria Press – 40 Days of Soup and Reflections for Lent

Weekly During Lent

Regnum Christi – The Way of the Cross Through the Face of Jesus

Ave Maria Press – Explore Lent with Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR

Salesian Missions – Weekly Lenten Devotions

Ascension Press – Walking with Jesus to Jerusalem

Self-paced During Lent

Pray More Novenas – Lenten Retreat

Regnum Christi – Retreat Guides for lent

Available to Stream for Free During Lent

The Science of Sainthood – Liturgy & Life: Unveiling the Mystical Movement of the Mass

For Teens

Odyssey – A Letter from a Catholic Teen During Lent

Life Teen – Into the Desert

Peanut Butter & Grace – Fasting, Giving, Praying

For Kids

Loyola Press – Lenten Activities for Children

Catholic Sprouts – 40 Faith-Building Lenten Activities

Formed – Drawing Closer to God

Lenten Devotions

The Cardinal Newman Society – Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

Catholic Exchange – The Seven Sorrows Rosary

CatholicLink – Litany of the Most Precious Blood

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