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Lenten Resources


Ash Wednesday & Lent in Three Minutes (Busted Halo) – looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends?
Preparing for Lent. Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three pillars of a spiritually fruitful Lent. (Ascension Press)
What’s the Purpose of Lent?  Fr. Mike Schmitz explains the connection between the Israelites’ forty years in the desert and the forty days of Lent?
Lenten Video (Fr. Casey Cole OFM)
Bishop Barron on Lent. The Temptation of Christ as a Lenten Reflection (Word on Fire)
What are the Faith Practices of Lent? Bishop Barron Explains (Word on Fire)
What is Lent? (Catholic Relief Services) – Why do we set aside this season and change our practices? What does it accomplish? Cardinal Timothy Dolan and others answer.

Stations of the Cross
History of the Stations of the Cross (Fr. Casey Cole OFM)
Reflection on the Stations of the Cross.  Bishop Barron (Word on Fire)
Lent Frequently Asked Questions: With Joe Paprocki (Loyola Press)
Stations of the Cross Video-English (American Bible Society) -featuring unique works of art from sculptor Gib Singleton, this video provides an opportunity for viewers to meditate on the Passion of Christ.
Palm Sunday (Outside da Box)

Lent and Easter Faith
Why do we need a Savior?  (ChristLife – free access during Lent 2021)
Why is the Resurrection important? (Christlife – free access during Lent 2021)

Lenten Resources for Adults

Best Lent Ever (Dynamic Catholic)
Pray as You Go (Jesuit Media) and their Lent 2021 online retreat: Growing Back Better
Lenten Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire)
US Catholic Bishop’s Lenten Resources (USCCB)
Lenten Stations of the Cross (USCCB)
Daily Divine Mercy Chaplet (Steve Angrisano – 2:55 pm each day, live)

Lenten Activities for Families and Children

Catholic Kids Homilies for Ash Wednesday and all the Weeks of Lent An upbeat animated video playlist with a kid-friendly homilies based on the readings for Ash Wednesday and all the weeks of Lent. (Catholic Kids Media starting on item 12 in the playlist)
Lenten Calendar for Kids (Catholic Icing)
Creating a Lenten Prayer Space in the Home (Building Faith)
Lent: Resources for your Lenten Journey (Loyola Press)
Lenten Activities for Children (Catholic Icing) – Activities for preschoolers
Lenten Adventure (Holy Heroes)

Holy Week

Your Essential Guide to the Triduum (Busted Halo)
Holy Week Activities (Loyola Press)
Holy Week Resources for Families (Sadlier)
Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum (USCCB)




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