Lent prayer resources
man praying with a background of three crosses silhouetted against a sunset

This page has only a small selection of the wide variety of resources for Lent which are available.

Other items may be added as we go into Lent. Please ask if you are having difficulty finding the sort of resource you want.

Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Lent course 2021 - Invited.
You, are Invited.

The Diocesan Formation Team is hosting a mission for you this Lent. It will be the first of five seasons of mission, helping you to explore God’s Invitation to live your life with him. Season one, Lent 2021, is a series of programmes that help us to understand exactly how much we are loved by God.

Each Monday during Lent an episode of Invited will contain teaching and testimony on a particular aspect of that week's theme, with time for prayer and reflection.

Each Thursday 7.30pm to 8.45pm we will explore the content from Monday's episode during a virtual meeting, while reflecting on the readings for the upcoming Sunday.

The parish will be following this Lent course.

www.abdiocese.org.uk/invited

Other Lent courses

Each course has its own approach. Which one will suit you?

Daily e-mails filled with lessons of hope and courage. The messages also include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers.

Living Lent Daily | Loyola Press

Weekly video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. 

Arts & Faith: Lent | Loyola Press

Downloadable weekly audio files of a gospel version, written in verse, the outcome of a deep engagement with God in Christ.

Lent study 2021 – The Poet’s Gospel (ctbi.org.uk)

Daily emails with Bible verses, beautiful and inspiring images, video reflections and practical challenges.

The Lent Encounter - Bible Society

Stations of the Cross

Here are four suggested versions, from the many available.

Traditional version, using the words written by St Alphonsus Ligouri and an image for each station.

Stations of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori - Sacred Art Series - YouTube 35 minutes

Video presentation of the Stations of the Cross with an introduction to the devotion.

Stations of the Cross HD - TV Version - YouTube  41 minutes

Fourteen stations of the cross depicted by life-size statues crafted in bronze and resin form the Way of the Cross. Use each photo as an aid to meditation, going at your own pace.

Stations of the Cross (olsjbasilica.org)

Each of the stations presented individually, using a series of words on a short video (about 2.5 minutes each) to aid reflection.

Virtual Stations of the Cross | Busted Halo

... and other resources

The Chosen is a film about the life of Christ, in eight episodes. Available on YouTube or via an app available via the same page.

40 Acts:  a 'generosity challenge' for Lent: sign up for a new challenge each day. https://40acts.org.uk/

Reflection on Jesus's 40 Days in the Desert in a cartoon video.

Lent with children

When many parents have found themselves home-schooling, any additional ideas can be welcome! Here are some which might be helpful.

Printable calendar with a short reflection for each day of Lent

Simple prayer-based activities for each week, written with groups in mind but adaptable for families. (Look at pages 6 onwards.)

Lenten nature tables and other ideas.

A wide variety of different Lenten activities from the curiously named 'Catholic Icing'.

Online retreats

These retreats need to be pre-booked. Some of them ask for a donation or a payment.

Finding Silence Saturday 20 February, 9am - 4:30pm, led by Fr Peter Williams OSB, a monk of Worth Abbey. (Donation)

The Lent Journey 5pm Friday 26 - 1pm Sunday 28 February, led by Fr Peter Williams OSB. (Donation)

For the two retreats above: Online Retreats – Worth Abbey Projects

Finding Hope in Scripture Six Mondays, 7:30pm, starting 22 February, Sr Hyacinthe and the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph

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