2022 Lenten Resources

Upcoming Lenten Events in the Midwest Province

We invite you to attend the special Lenten events offered by Jesuit parishes and retreat centers throughout the Midwest.
Find a Jesuit parish or retreat center in your area.
 
Illinois 
April 11, 2022
April 12, 2022

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington)
The Way of the Cross through Mary’s Eyes

April 14–16, 2022

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington)
Living the Paschal Mystery

Michigan
April 14-16, 2022

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House (Bloomfield Hills)
Holy Week Retreat with Fr. Fran Daly, SJ, and Sr. Kathie Budesky, IHM

Ohio

April 14-17, 2022
Jesuit Retreat Center (Parma)

Wisconsin 

April 13-16, 2022
Retreat House on Lake Winnebago (Oshkosh)

Resources

During this season of Lent, we are called to Ignatian contemplation, reflection, and prayer to encourage us. Below are resources in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality.

Lenten Reflections: Stories of Deeper Conversion – Nine Jesuit priests share reflections on moments of the Holy Spirit in their lives that lead to a greater commitment to Jesus. New reflections are posted weekly. 

Midwest Jesuits Way of the Cross – Reflections on the 14 Stations of the Cross written by Jesuits and lay colleagues from the Midwest Province.  Available in written or audio format.

Jesuit Prayer – Receive the daily Scripture reading, an Ignatian reflection, and a short prayer each day through the app, on the website, or by signing up for the daily email. We also offer personal responses to prayer requests; all are remembered in Masses celebrated by the Jesuits.

An Ignatian Guide to Lent – This Lent, the Jesuit Conference invites you to use Ignatian spirituality to breathe new insight into these sacred rituals. Learn about Lent and about Ignatian spirituality through the lived experiences of fellow practitioners.

Lenten Audio Reflections from the Office of Ignatian Spirituality– Sign up to receive weekly 5-7 minute audio reflections during lent, written by the Ignatian Young Adult Ministries leadership team. Young adults are invited to participate in online faith sharing groups.

As I Have Done For You – This online Lenten retreat is offered by Becky Eldredge and her Ignatian ministry team. This Lent, the Jesuit Conference invites you to use Ignatian spirituality to breathe new insight into these sacred rituals. Learn about Lent and about Ignatian spirituality through the lived experiences of fellow practitioners.

Stations of the Cross by Jesuit Refugee Service USA – Pray these Stations of the Cross to accompany Jesus on his journey, as we watch and pray over displaced people around the world.

Growing in Friendship with God this Lent – This Lent, grow in your friendship with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit with this series from the dotMagis blog. Find Fr. William Barry’s meditations for Lenten Wednesdays and reflections inspired by the mediations on IgnatianSpirituality.com.

From Ashes to Glory (Lenten Examen by Fr. Joe Tetlow, SJ) From Ashes to Glory invites you to take up the practice of reflecting on your day, its gifts and graces, and the progress you are making in life with Christ. It’s a way of praying the Examen through Lent, with materials by Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ.

3-Minute Retreat – Loyola Press offers a short daily retreat in English and in Spanish, online or through an app. 

Living Lent Daily – Inspired by Fr. Joe Tetlow, SJ’s new book of prayers, You Have Called Me by My Name, we’ll explore the Examen and direct our attention to Jesus’ experience of the Passion.

Seven Last Words – Online prayer meditations commemorating each of the seven last words that Jesus uttered from the cross.

Arts & Faith: Lent – Each week you’ll find a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.

Alpha Sigma Nu Lenten Series – Sign up to receive weekly emails focusing on the traditional themes of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in community with fellow ASN members. Explore these themes with history, prayer, resources, and reflections from ASN alumni members, and watch weekly video reflections from Jesuit ASN members on the Sunday readings

Lenten Resources from Xavier University – A variety of resources and prayers for Lent

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