February 22, 2021

Resources for Lent 2021

New Resources for Lent (17 February-3 April) from Mercies & Other Sources

Laudato Si' Lent 2021: A Journey of Hope.

A journey of ecological conversion through Reflection, Repentance and Renewal from the Global Catholic Climate Movement via weekly fasting themes.

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Sandhurst Diocese Lent 2021 leaflets

These leaflets for each week of Lent, Palm Sunday and Easter invite reflection on excerpts from Pope Francis’ book, ‘Let us Dream’ together with insights and suggestions for action. Free to download.

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Arts & Faith: Lent

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Use the video commentaries to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.

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Mercy Meatless Mondays

Everyone in the Mercy community is invited to participate in Mercy Meatless Mondays throughout Lent. By choosing vegetarian options for two days each week, instead of just on Fridays as is traditional for many Catholics, we commit ourselves to a healthier planet. The Lenten edition of the resource includes 14 delicious, meatless recipes submitted by Mercy Earth Challenge participants.

Messages to: Marianne Comfort - Mercy Americas Justice Coordinator for Earth, Antiracism, Women

Lenten Talks by Australian Biblical Scholars

Each week during Lent this group of accomplished guides: Mark O’Brien op, Mary Reaburn nds, Chris Monaghan cp, Mary Coloe pbvm, will work together to explore the readings for the week.

Live and free on zoom

7:00-8:00pm AEDT
Find out the time & date each week for your local area here

Registrations are welcomed at any time during the series and videos will be made available on the site in the week after the live event.

Knowing Jesus: Lenten Retreat

‘Walk with us through Lent and Easter and really come to understand and love Jesus. We will ponder Gospel stories, reflect on their meaning and see how startlingly relevant Jesus is to living a truly human life in the 21st Century.
This retreat, produced in Scotland by the Society of Jesus is open to all throughout the world.’

Available online without charge

Resources from CAFOD

CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development UK) has once again produced downloadable Lenten reflections and prayers including an interactive Lent calendar and Stations of the Cross, as well as Lent resources for children and Lent resources for young people.

Women in the Shadows - a Lent Study Course on Exploitation of Girls and Women

Lynda Dearlove rsm MBE, Director of women@thewell is among those interviewed in this free online course shining a light on the suffering of marginalised women. While focussed on the exploitation of women in the UK, the modern slavery and exploitative situations addressed are widely applicable.

Lenten Reflection Guide 2021: Brothers and Sisters All

The annual Maryknoll Lenten Reflection Guide this year focusses on Pope Francis' Fratelli Tutti (‘Brothers and Sisters All’) in which Pope Francis models a sort of Lenten-style of “examination” of the challenges and social sins facing our world.

The Guide is available without charge for download in English and en español

Find out more here

Spiritual Reflections for Lent. Theme: The Beatitudes

Eight Sisters and Associates of the Institute of the Americas have been invited to reflect on the Beatitudes and how we can incorporate each into our own Lenten journeys. There will be additional reflections published for Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Easter.

You can subscribe at this link to receive these reflections

Lenten Talks: What Would Pope Francis Do?

To mark the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis' election, the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre will be hosting a series of talks, live and free each Tuesday in Lent, by prominent Catholic voices exploring the teaching of Pope Francis on various topics.
Speakers will be: Austen Ivereigh, Imelda Poole ibvm MBE, James Martin sj, Christopher Lamb, Dr Lorna Gold and Gemma Simmonds cj.

Time: 730-830pm UK Time commencing 23 February
Find out the time & date each week for your local area here
Zoom Login Information: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2365092814 or
Meeting ID: 236 509 2814

These talks will also be streamed on Facebook Live

Find out more here

Messages to: Edinburgh Jesuit Centre

Centering Prayer program at Mercy Center Burlingame

13 February, 9:00-12noon. Live on zoom
Find out the time & date for your local area here

Details are here. Cost: By donation

Mercy Center is also offering an Ash Wednesday Reflection and 6-Session Lenten Art Project
Cost and registration details are here

Messages to: Mary A. DuQuaine-Mercy Center Director

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