Lent is a season of repentance and renewal. We turn away from our sinfulness and recommit ourselves to following Jesus. Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer encourage us in the season of Lent. Below we highlight Ignatian resources for Lent.
Online Retreats and Prayers
An Ignatian Prayer Adventure
Join in an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises, perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat. Materials are based on The Ignatian Adventure, and Loyola Press bloggers will offer weekly reflections during the season. Use as much or as little of the material as helps you in your Ignatian adventure.
From Ashes to Glory
Take up the practice of reflecting on your day, its gifts and graces, and the progress you are making in life with Christ. From Ashes to Glory is a way of praying the Examen through Lent, by Joseph Tetlow, SJ.
Pause to review your day in the presence of God with this six-session series led by Jim Manney. Journal pages to accompany each week’s Flash presentation are available.
Other6 Prays Lent
Add one simple Lenten prayer practice by joining Other6 Prays Lent. Daily topics help you get in the habit of finding God in different ways this Lent.
Praying Freedom Retreat
Vinita Hampton Wright leads an online retreat exploring spiritual freedom at her blog, Days of Deepening Friendship. The experience includes reflections, video interviews with Loyola Press authors, and prayer suggestions.
Creighton University’s Online Ministries offers a selection of materials to help people prayerfully enter into Lent, from short prayers to longer reflections and audio retreats.
Pilgrimage with Jesus—Lent 2011
Weekly podcast for Lent 2011, featuring Fr. James Gartland, SJ, and Fr. Martin Schreiber, SJ. Produced by the Jesuits of the Chicago-Detroit Province.
Sacred Space Lent Retreat
Sacred Space offers an online Lenten retreat that asks the retreatant to commit to three periods of prayer and reflection each day.
Pray-as-you-go Scriptural Stations of the Cross
Pray-as-you-go offers a series of ten scripture-based audio meditations in the tradition of the Stations of the Cross. The site also continues its regular daily prayer format for Lent.
Lenten Video Reflections
Almsgiving and Joy During Lent
James Martin, SJ, discusses almsgiving and joy in this Lenten season.
Fasting and Abstinence During Lent
Richard Leonard, SJ, reflects on fasting and abstinence during Lent, incorporating The Lord of the Rings into his reflection.
Forgiveness and Lent
Paul Coutinho offers a video reflection about forgiveness during Lent.
Having a Friendship with God this Lent
William Barry, SJ, discusses the opportunity to develop your relationship with God during Lent.
Holy Week Articles
Freedom in the Midst of Suffering: The Meaning of the Passion
By Paul Coutinho
The Passion and the cross of Jesus mean two things to Coutinho.
The Language of the Cross
By Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ
Tetlow explores the idea that Jesus’ passion brings us to embrace the world as it really is.