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Lent Resources

New Resources

Clifton Diocese has four wonderful video reflections from the Redemptorist Fr Denis McBride, taking us through the three Gospel readings from John in year 1: the woman at the well, the man born blind and the raising of Lazarus. Accessible yet with a depth of scholarship and spirituality.

Bible Basics, from the God Who Speaks team. Not specifically a Lenten resource, but a great opportunity to dig into Scripture, perhaps for the first time.

Home learning resources from Cafod:

Who will you grow with, this Lent?

Your parish?

A beautiful Lent resource for parish groups, exploring Elijah’s journey into the desert and meeting with God:

Opening the Scriptures: Setting our hearts on fire – a set of parish resources specially written for the Year of the Word

Outreach to families: fantastic Messy Church sessions with all you need to pick up and run:

Stations of the Cross

In the Year of the Word, why not use the Scriptural Stations developed by Saint Pope John Paul II

Modern video stations with reflections from Busted Halo

Stations of the Cross – a journey through art

Someone who changes your perspective?

Pope Francis’ messages for Lent:

Fr Mike Schmidt of Ascension Press on preparing for Lent:

A patient Lent – a new approach:

A beautiful and thought-provoking reflection on Jesus in the desert. Watch it here, and buy the video here

Daily video reflections

Daily reflections from Bishop Robert Baron

Those who need a hand?

40 Acts – a practical way of living Lent.  Can be done by parishes or individuals:

Practical activities for every day in Lent:

CAFOD’s Lent calendar with prayers, reflections and actions:

Join your local SVP (, or find out what other practical groups your parish has. You might be surprised to find out what’s going on!

Like-minded others?

A silent retreat at Turvey Abbey 13-15th March

Day and evening courses at the Jesuit Centre in London

An online daily retreat from the Jesuits:

Children and families?

Lovely family activities for Lent:

Create a Lenten prayer space in your home

Printable stations of the cross for children

Children’s resources from Missio

Printable Lenten calendars

Resurrection Eggs – a wonderful way of exploring the Easter story with children

Or alone with God

Get started with reading the Bible in this Year of the Word:

Try the examen and find God’s presence in your life every day:

Daily readings for Lent

Daily prayer podcasts reflecting on the readings

In these links we have included a range of resources from within the Catholic Church, and some outstanding examples from other denominations and organisations.