10 ideas to help you have a fruitful Lent

10 ideas to help you have a fruitful Lent.

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Denver Newsroom, Feb 28, 2022 / 16:10 pm (CNA).

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We, as Catholics, are called to walk through the desert with Christ for 40 days and 40 nights. The season of Lent is one of the holiest times of the year as we experience the sorrow of the crucifixion on Good Friday, and then rejoice in the risen Lord on Easter Sunday. 

This Lent, strive to grow in your faith and deepen your relationship with Christ. Here are several Lenten programs that can help guide you through your journey. 

The Hallow App

Hallow is offering a 40 day prayer challenge during Lent. The #Pray40 Challenge will focus on the last seven words Christ spoke from the cross. Led by Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays Jesus in “The Chosen,” and Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” each week will offer meditations, prayers, and reflections centered on the last seven words of Christ. This Lent, consider joining the over 55,000 people who have already signed up for the #Pray40 Challenge to dive deeper into what Hallow calls “the greatest homily ever given.” 

Ascension Press

Ascension Press’ Lenten program focuses on Christ’s passion. Filmed in the Holy Land, “No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion” takes you through the last moments of Christ’s life. You will walk side-by-side with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Edward Sri guides you through as you gain a deeper understanding of God’s unconditional love for humanity. 

Good Catholic 

Join Good Catholic, a digital content platform, in their online series “A Holy Lent.” Through videos, prompts, prayers, examens, written reflections, practical actions items, Fr. Joseph Kirby leads the faithful from Ash Wednesday to the Easter Vigil with the hope to fill you with all the graces Lent has to offer.

Abiding Together

Join Abiding Together this Lent as they journey through “Restore: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation” by Sister Miriam James Heidland. This guided journal for prayer and meditation will help you encounter God’s mercy and healing. There are four phases of healing that focus on the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and sacrifices. 

Other Ideas

  • Sign up for Bishop Robert Barron’s free daily Lenten Gospel reflections sent directly to your inbox.

  • Do a Lenten book study from Abiding Together.

  • Read the “Memento Mori Lenten Devotional” by Nobel Theresa Aletheia.

  • Watch a Lenten series on Formed. You can find parish-wide studies, individual studies, studies for the whole family, and studies for kids.

  • Download the Amen app for Lenten prayers, meditations, audiobooks and more.

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