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Purple ross graphic with 40 days, fasting etc wordsPrayer resources for Lent

Parish Resources

Pathways of Prayer - online prayer resources for our diocese – register now!  http://formationpathways.co.uk

Resources for scripture reading groups http://www.rcdhn.org.uk/spirituality/spiritlent18.php

40 Acts – a practical way of living Lent.  Can be done by parishes or individuals: https://40acts.org.uk

Stations of the Cross

CJM’s beautiful musical version https://www.cjmmusic.com/bornforthis/

Printable stations of the cross for children http://www.catholicicing.com/printable-stations-of-cross-for/

Reflection on the last seven words of Jesus https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/the-last-7-words-of-jesus-a-lenten-meditation/

Something to watch

What is Lent?  With Cardinal Timothy Nolan https://www.crsricebowl.org/about/how-to-practice-lent

Jesus in the desert: http://www.rethinkingyouthministry.com/2009/02/40-video-for-lent.html

Good Friday reflection, would also be good for penitential services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXOq_Kxp8Ts

Daily video reflections  https://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever

Something to read

Daily readings for Lent

Lent calendar graphichttp://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm

Pope Francis’ message for Lent: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20161018_messaggio-quaresima2017.html

Daily reflections from Bishop Robert Baron http://www.lentreflections.com


Something to listen to

Daily prayer podcasts reflecting on the readings https://www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/

Taize “Stay with me” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkivkORaeJA&list=PL81JUyoTzKyChdAcKXWxWHmyKWD7eHNaC&index=1

Something to do

Support Cafod’s fast day: https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Resources-for-young-people/Lent

Practical activities for every day in Lent: http://www.janetschaeffler.com/40_Lenten_Ideas.pdf

Go on retreat

Worth Abbey chapel with spring blossomWorth Abbey, Sussex: https://worth.co.uk/now-booking-lent-retreat-20th-22nd-february-2018

St Clare’s Convent, Derbyshire: http://www.franciscansm.org/portiuncula

Day and evening courses at the Jesuit Centre in London https://www.pathwaystogod.org/sites/default/files/files/MSJC%20Calendar%202017-18.pdf

An online weekly retreat https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/lent/the-ignatian-workout-for-lent-an-online-retreat

For families

Activities and helpful notes for families on celebrating Lent http://www.pbgrace.com/lent-ideas/

Create a Lenten prayer space in your home https://www.buildfaith.org/creating-lenten-prayer-space-home/

Printable Lenten calendars http://www.catholicicing.com/printable-lenten-calendar-for-kids/

coloured plastic eggs with cartonResurrection Eggs – a wonderful way of exploring the Easter story with children http://lifeyourway.net/diy-ressurection-eggs-easter-story-book-printables/

In these links we have included a range of resources from within the Catholic Church, and some outstanding examples from other denominations and secular organisations.

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