Lenten Toolkit

Lenten Toolkit
God In All Things and Ignatian Resources has some helpful resources for this Lenten season. We’ve also thrown in a few other resources from around the web. Just click a resource category to expand it.

Parish/Pastoral Resources

Purple Rain – A set of weekly Lenten reflections that can be used in a faith sharing group ($15)
Lenten Penance Service for Teens/Young Adults – A free downloadable penance service with an examination of conscience geared more toward teens and young adults.
Loving Mercy Prayer Service – A free downloadable prayer service on forgiveness and mercy.
Examen Cards – Share the practice of making the Ignatian Examen prayer ($9 for 50)
Catechist’s Journey Lenten Resources – from our friends at Loyola Press, these are great Lenten resources for catechists
Stations of the Cross Booklet – A free downloadable Stations of the Cross booklet from Creighton University.

Lenten Inspiration

Grittiness is Next to Godliness: An Ash Wednesday Reflection
This Lent, “Keep it 100”
– The challenge to keep us authentic this Lent
The Minimalism of Lent – True riches do not come in having lots of things. The trend of minimalism can teach us a lot about Lent.
Crossing the Lenten Desert – Lent is like a visit to the desert. You need a lot of preparation in order to see its beauty, even amid the desolation.
“It is all right to be people”: A Holy Thursday Reflection – This is a day of earthiness and remembrance. As Christ washes our feet we can come as we are: dirty, smelly, and calloused.
Out Bodies and Christ During Lent 
– The season of Lent has everything to do with the body
The Stories We Tell – Allow Lent to be an opportunity to re-evaluate the stories you tell about your world.
Artists of the 15th Station – The “not yet” as we await the Ressurrection
Daily Dying and Rising – Paying attention to the shift from Lent to Easter
The Bishop with the Candlesticks – The power of Lenten conversion
Lenten Blog Posts – Our archive of Lenten themed blog posts from God In All Things

Lenten Practices and Prayer

Purple Rain – A series of audio meditations for each week of Lent
Lenten Practices – Some fresh ideas for how you can engage with the season of Lent
The Penance of Noticing – Another Lenten practice idea
Praying Lent – A slew of Lenten prayer resources from Creighton University
Lenten Resources from Loyola Press