As Catholics, we often see Lent as a time where we are asked to “give up” something in our lives. Coffee, television, sweets, or soda—we’ve all given up something.
Lent is a sacrifice, but rather than it simply being a feeling of giving something up, it should be a liberating experience. As we engage with our Creator and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, we find freedom in Him.
Make this Lent matter. Here are a few tools to help you on your Lenten journey:
- Dynamic Catholic: The “Best Lent Ever” campaign is an email program designed to take Catholics on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus. Sign up here.
- Word on Fire: Bishop Robert Barron is offering daily email reflections in English or Spanish for each day of Lent, along with videos, discounts, and more. Sign up here.
- Liturgical Publications: Teresa Keogh from the Archdiocese of Southwark is sharing daily Gospel verses, reflections, and challenges for every day of Lent. Those posts can be found daily on the LPi Facebook page along with a shareable image or on the main LPi website here.
- Life Teen: Life Teen has put together a list of “102 Things You Should Really Give Up For Lent” on their blog. If you’re still looking for something to give up for Lent or simply want a resource to share with teens in your home or at church, check this post out here.
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