Yes, my friends, it’s that time of the year already! Can you believe that Lent is only a couple of weeks away? (Ash Wednesday is February 10.) We’ve barely had time to take down and store away our Christmas decorations.
As always, this season of Lent promises to be full of abundant graces for us and for all those we serve in the catechetical ministry. And, as always, Loyola Press is ready to assist you in guiding people through this season of grace.
First and foremost, we are excited to provide you with Lenten Moments of Mercy, a daily e-mail series that delivers fresh reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent, sharing the inspiring words of Pope Francis and suggesting Lenten actions and prayers. Our Advent Moments of Mercy series was so popular and well-received that I have no doubt you will love receiving the Lenten Moments of Mercy. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, these Lenten Moments of Mercy will enable you to take time each day to prepare your heart for a new appreciation of the journey to Easter.
Loyola Press also has a special Lenten website dedicated to all of our Lenten resources, including the following:
- Arts & Faith: Lent
- Lent Activities and Resources
- The Stations of the Cross
- Online Prayers and Retreats
- Books for Lent
- The Seven Last Words
Finally, don’t forget my ever-popular 40 Ideas for 40 Days of Lent, which provides you with practical ideas for focusing on Lenten themes in your catechetical sessions throughout the entire season.
For your own personal Lenten enrichment, I recommend my book Under the Influence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ (also available in Spanish).
If you have any new Lenten ideas you’d like to share with fellow readers of Catechist’s Journey, be sure to send them along to me via either a comment or e-mail: joe (at) catechistsjourney (dot) com.