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Jesuit Lenten Resources

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.

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February 22, 2023

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington) The Journey to Easter: The Passion and Resurrection According to John

March 13, 2023

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington) Lenten Day of Reflection

March 31-April 2, 2023

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington) Accepting God’s Love Takes Courage

April 4, 2023

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

April 6-8, 2023

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington) The Triduum: Entering into the Mystery of Christ

February 26, 2023

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House (Bloomfield Hills) Sunday Afternoon Reflections: Lent

March 26, 2023

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House (Bloomfield Hills) Sunday Afternoon Reflections: Lent

March 31-April 2, 2023

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House (Bloomfield Hills) Palm Sunday Retreat for Men

April 6-8, 2023

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House (Bloomfield Hills) Living the Paschal Mystery

April 5-8, 2023

Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House (Lake Elmo) Men’s Holy Week Retreat

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March 4-12, 2023

St. John’s Church
Novena of Grace

March 11, 2023

Ignatian Volunteer Corps (Omaha)
Lenten Morning of Reflection

February 15-March 15, 2023 (Wednesdays)

Jesuit Retreat Center (Parma)
4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #3-4

February 24-26, 2023
March 10-12, 2023

Jesuit Retreat Center (Parma)
Lenten Weekend Preached Retreat

March 17-19, 2023
February 23-26, 2023

Jesuit Retreat House (Oshkosh)
Men’s Retreat

March 9-12, 2023

Jesuit Retreat House (Oshkosh)
Couple’s Retreat

March 16-19, 2023

Jesuit Retreat House (Oshkosh)
Women’s Retreat

April 5-8, 2023

Jesuit Retreat House (Oshkosh)
Men’s Holy Week Retreat


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. Check back frequently as new resources will be added as they are published.

Self-Guided Lenten Retreat – Nine Jesuit priests from Midwest Jesuits’ retreat ministries share reflections on Lent. Make a virtual retreat with their words and pictures from the retreat houses. 

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. You may also submit a prayer request; all are remembered in Masses celebrated by the Jesuits.

Who Do You Say That I Am? An Online Lenten Retreat – The Jesuit Post presents weekly talks by Deacon Damian Torres-Botello, SJ. 

Forgive Everyone Everything Lenten Read-Along – This annual Lenten read-along with Loyola Press features Forgive Everyone Everything by Gregory Boyle, SJ, with art by Fabian Debora. The reading schedule is available at the link. Readers are invited to post thoughts, favorite quotes, or reactions with #lentreadalong on social media.

Beauty in the Desert: An Ignatian Lenten Offering – This Lent, the Jesuit Conference is inviting Ignatian writers to meditate upon a poem and a song that inspires them during this season. Art, we believe, helps us deepen our understanding of God in our world and our lives. Sign Up to receive weekly emails.

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

As I Have Done For You – This eight-week virtual retreat offered by Ignatian Ministries can be done on your schedule and includes optional online live sessions.  

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure – Join in an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises, perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat. Materials are modified from the longer retreat in The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien, SJ. This year Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ, author of the new book, Considering Jesus, will offer weekly video reflections based on themes of the retreat.

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

Lent: Finding God in the Chaos – Receive daily reflections emailed to you each morning, reflecting on how we can find God even in the chaos. 

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 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.

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