Pope Francis’ Lenten Message for 2017: In his Lenten Message, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need.
40 Ways to Mercy Calendar: This calendar from Catholic Charities of Central Florida will help you share God’s love with others inspired by daily scripture, service opportunities and more. The calendar also includes resources to help guide you through Lent including a gratitude prayer, wisdom from the saints, and weekly catechism readings.
Lectio Divina: Meditate on the Word of the Lord with this Lectio Divina from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read, reflect and pray on your own or invite others to join you for these meditations for Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent. Lectio Divina is a form of meditation rooted in liturgical celebration that dates back to early monastic communities. It involves focused reading of Scripture (lectio), meditation on the Word of God (meditatio), contemplation of the Word and its meaning in one’s life (contemplatio) and ends with prayer (oratio)