Some Other Ideas for Lent

The Lent-Easter Ignatian Prayer Adventure online retreat started yesterday, but you can join in any time.  Take a look.

Other6 Prays Lent iconI thought I’d mention a couple of other Lenten resources.  A couple are out of the ordinary.

Other6 Prays Lent is an online community that helps you find God in the ordinary course of daily life.

Lunchtime Examen, a 6-session prayer series led by Jim ManneyYou might take some time to listen to the Lunchtime Examen, six guided Examens that lead you through my favorite way of praying.  (I narrated these.)

Creighton University invites you to join a Lenten online reading group.  The book is Thrift Stores Saints, by Jane Knuth.  This is one of my favorite books of recent years, and it’s not just because Loyola Press published it.  It’s about Jane’s experiences working with the poor as a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer.  To call it inspiring is an understatement.

Finally, for something completely different, check out the downloadable video series 40, an allegory about Lent and its meaning from Loyola Productions.  This isn’t for everyone.  Go to 40theseries for more information.

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Jim Manney
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is What Matters Most and Why. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


  1. Jim, thanks for the mention of Creighton’s Lent book group on “Thrift Store Saints.” We will also be posting a video of Jane Knuth’s visit to Creighton’s campus as a kick off for the Lent book group. The video should be online by tomorrow – linked to the address you gave.

  2. Here’s another: Lent Madness, a wildly amusing but useful send-up on “March Madness” that focuses on brackets of saints. Created by my buds over at Forward Movement (Episcopal). I mention it here for a couple of reasons: 1) Good to see what others are doing; and 2) [which should be first] I’m one of the “celebrity bloggers” and really want Mary Magdalene to win the Golden Halo. I write about this Lenten lunacy here:


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