FREE Resources for Lent You Will Love!!

Lent has begun and don’t know what to do? Here are our top resources for lent 2018 which include videos, apps, daily email devotionals and lots more! #NoDulling #StayWoke #ThisIsLent

SERIES

Formed.org: A Lent to Remember is a beautiful presentation on the transforming power of mercy in the Sacrament of Confession, using the Augustine Institute productions Symbolon and Forgiven. No matter what you have done, no matter how long you have been away, Jesus is waiting for you with open arms this Lent! FORMED is available for FREE during Lent. Share this opportunity with your loved ones, and they can register for the free trial when they sign up for FORMED Lenten Reflections!

St. Paul Center (FREE VIDEO BIBLE STUDIES):

Looking for a Lenten Commitment? Consider joining the St. Paul Center for a transformative Scripture study. Beginning on Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018) and every Wednesday through Holy Week, we’ll share two lessons from The Bible and the Virgin Mary and The Bible and the Sacraments, our Journey Through Scripture video studies. The Journey Through Scripture series has been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people across the world. Last year alone, visitors to our website logged over twenty million minutes as they streamed the Journey Through Scripture series! While the cost of streaming one of these amazing studies would normally be $79.99, this Lent we are offering both for FREE!

Podcasts

Reflections by the Archbishop of Lagos:  Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, shall be giving daily reflections during the season of Lent on Metro 97.7 FM by 6:00 am and 9:05 pm and online. Kindly spread the news and encourage your family and friends to tune in. Wishing you a fruitful Lenten season. Daily mass readings can be found here.

Spiritual Batteries By Fr. Justin Gillespie: These recordings of guided prayer are efforts to grow in faith, hope, and love while personally contemplating Jesus in the Gospels. Following the example of St. Josemaría Escrivá, I hope to provide considerations that might help as a person tries to pray on their own. Listen here

Pints With Aquinas By Matt Fradd: If you could sit down with St. Thomas Aquinas over a pint of beer and ask him any one question, what would it be? Every episode of Pints With Aquinas revolves around a question, a question that St. Thomas addresses in his most famous work, The Summa Theologica. So get your geek on, pull up a bar stool, and grab a cold one. Here we go!

 


Reflections by Fr Mike Schmitz:
Engaging, inspirational, and humorous Catholic discussions covering prayer, relationships, saints, and current Catholic issues from Fr. Mike Schmitz.Available on soundcloud and iTunes.

The Lunchtime Examen invites you to pause at noontime (or whatever time fits your calendar) to review your day in the presence of God. This six-session series is led by Jim Manney, author of A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen.

Email devotionals

Best lent ever: This year, don’t have just another Lent. Sign up for free email program BEST LENT EVER and take an incredible 40-day journey to become the-best-version-of-yourself! You’ll be amazed at the impact the short, daily video reflections can have on your life. Sign up here -> https://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever

Lenten reflections from uCatholic: 40 days, 40 authors who will help you reflect on the daily readings, 3 different inspirational playlists, and daily challenges to encourage you in your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving. All of this and more sent straight to your inbox! -> https://www.ucatholic.com/join-us-lent-2018/

Lent with Bishop Barron: This Lent, journey with Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire community as we delve into each morning’s Gospel to grow closer to Christ, as He makes His way to the Cross. Sign up here -> http://www.lentreflections.com/ 

Redeemed Online: Daily 2-3 Minute Videos from Top Catholic Speakers, Get to know Jesus in a new way,  Walk through the Gospel of Mark with short vignettes each day, Get Videos that are created to be shared with your friends. #ShareJesus Join today -> http://redeemedonline.com/lent/

Pray more retreat: Lent is not just about what you’re giving up but it’s more about what you’re taking up. Let’s take up more praying and spiritual reading to stay in Conversation with God. The Pray More Lenten Retreat offers Inspiring talks to help you focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent. Sign up here -> http://praymoreretreat.com/

 

Videos

Catch up with what Lent is about with these top 7 videos! #VaLENTine #Lent2018 #LentHacks

  1. Ash Wednesday and Lent in 60 seconds https://youtu.be/beWSVFNPw0s
  2. Lent in 3 mins: https://youtu.be/Xo1mjuy1NA0
  3. The Meaning of Lent: https://youtu.be/QN3kgQqbD6Q
  4. Preparing for lent https://youtu.be/_qDG51cl9gY
  5. Lent the season of renewal: https://youtu.be/_–3uVQ_TuA
  6. Where is Lent in the Bible? https://youtu.be/IZS5M_kjb2E
  7. How to break a habit in Lent: https://youtu.be/wQLHwSphu-M

Apps

  1. The Confession Guide: Since Lent is all about returning to God, what better way to do that this season than with confession! This application is based on the popular booklet Short Guide for Confession by Fr. James Socías which has helped many penitents prepare for and make a good Confession. The Short Guide for Confession provides clear instructions about what to do before, during, and after Confession. It also includes a concise Examination of Conscience, the Act of Contrition, and the Rite of Reconciliation.
  2. LentBuddy: LentBuddy is a tool to help busy Catholics focus on what’s really important during Lent. Lent Buddy helps you keep track of what you’ve decided to do for Lent with ability to set reminders. It gives Quick access to the daily readings. These are provided with web link to the USCCB daily readings. This means that it will need a data connection, so if you are on WIFI or have a data plan, that will work. Every day, see a different inspirational quote related to Lent.LentBuddy is free, and it is a simple app that will help you to have a better lent by keeping you reminded of the season and your intention.
  3. Catholic Meditations for Lent by St. Thomas Aquinas App: Helping you to meditate during Lent season with these meditations by St. Thomas Aquinas.
  4. Pray as you go app: If you enjoy our daily reflections and extra prayer resources, you can take these everywhere you go with our app! Available for both Android and iOS devices, you can follow the daily prayers, join in with our seasonal retreats and prepare for prayer with breathing exercises.
  5. Stations of the Cross (Android) (Itunes) The Stations of the Cross, are a way to pray and meditate on Christ’s sacrifice for us. There are in total fourteen stations from the time he was condemned to his burial. This devotion has been long encouraged by the church, and is especially useful during Lent and Good Friday.

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