Resources Reviews I - Feast Days &
Special Days Clipart - Lent Clipart
on Ash Wednesday - Ask Father Mateo
Wednesday - Catholic Encyclopedia
- Fast and Abstinence
the Belly of Lent: Jonah and Us - St. Anthony Messenger
at the University of Dayton
Practice of Lenten Practices
is not about you’—thoughts for Good Friday.
Robin Koning shows us how the Lent/Easter cycle is both
about us and yet very much about Jesus.
- Joy of Lent by Reverend Raymond Petrucci, Spirituality for Today March 2011
- Arise From The Ashes by Alexander O'Toole, Spirituality for Today March 2011 - We are called to renew ourselves every day, to experience the refreshing and purifying love of God in our lives.
- Following Jesus - According to the Letter or the Spirit? - Ron Rolheiser
- Lent—Have You Given Up on Giving Up by Susan Vogt, Everyday Catholic
- Catechist Community Blog - Ideas, crafts, activities for Lent
- A Lenten Vocabulary by Jean Grant - A Group Activity for the Family at Home or Your Class Family
- Scrapbooking through Lent - If you are willing to use a creative and entertaining teaching tool to present a serious and sacred season, then you are invited to try scrapbooking through Lent.
- Lenten Disciplines for Junior High Students by C. K. Michaels - For the past six years, I've looked forward to class with my seventh-grade students the week before Ash Wednesday—because old ideas become new again each year.
- A Lent-Easter Wreath by Veronica Glenn -A Lent-Easter wreath can help students pray through Lent—the same way an Advent wreath helps students pray through Advent—and celebrate Easter.
- The Lord's Prayer during Lent by Jeanne Heiberg
- Stones and Blooms for Lent and Easter by Sheila Kearney - "Halfway through Lent is a good time to help students think about their Lenten resolutions and renew the spirit of Lent."
- Names Written in Heaven by Sandi Belleque - "This is a good reflection prayer for anytime. It can be especially powerful during Lent."
- Teaching the Two Sides of Lent by Lee Danesco
- Complete-A-Project Bible Search: Jesus Is Tempted in the Desert by Alice Pfeifer, CSA - This Complete-A-Project Bible Search Activity is for teacher and students (grades 4-6) working together.
- What Have We Missed? by Mary McEntee McGill - Prayer for catechists on Ash Wednesday
- A Lenten meditation by Desmond O'Donnell OMI, in Compass - a Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2007, Vol 41 No 3 - A meditation on the story of the Prodigal Son:
COUNSELLOR: May I ask you why you came to see me?
CLIENT: Truthfully I don’t think that I need to, but my eldest son thinks that I am manifesting some strange behaviour. I’m here to make him happy.
COUNSELLOR: Could you tell me about this?
CLIENT: You read the story in the local paper about my son going off and coming back years later.
COUNSELLOR: Do you think the story as told is accurate?
CLIENT: Yes it is, but most people lost sight of me and my feelings in the story. They speak only of ‘a prodigal son’. They concentrate on guilt, blame and forgiveness. Yes, I suppose my young boy was foolish, but people missed my feelings and they misunderstand the deeper experience of what happened to me. Maybe that’s why my elder son sent me to you. Read the remainder of the meditation...