Lent

Coming Lent 2023

The Ascension Lenten Companion, Year A

Often in our spiritual lives we think we’re asking for too much, but in reality we are asking for too little. God wants to give us more, but we aren’t asking for it. He wants to help us overcome our weaknesses, help us stop falling into the same old patterns — he wants to give us freedom. This Lent, ask God to give it to you so you can arrive at Easter more healed, fulfilled, and transformed than ever before.

The Perfect Bible Study for Lent

No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life. You will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Every step of the way, Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love for you—grow closer to Jesus than you ever have before.

Other Lenten Resources

Advent

Advent for your Parish

Rejoice: An Advent Pilgrimage into the Heart of Scripture, Year A

God wants to draw you closer to himself this Advent-and what better way to do that than through His Word? In this new installment of the Rejoice! series, you will be immersed in the readings that anchor us during the Advent season–the Sunday Mass readings. We will unpack and travel with those readings leading up to Sunday and stay with them through the following Wednesday. This way of meditating on the liturgical readings has borne fruit in the Ascension Lenten Companion series. This year's Advent pilgrimage will bear fruit in your life as Jesus comes to live more fully in your heart, and you experience greater joy and peace throughout the Advent season and beyond.

Also from Rejoice!

Kids Books

Help prepare children for Christmas

Ages 3–5

Prepare young hearts for Christmas morning with the story of Jesus’ birth, featuring the sights and sounds of their favorite animals.

Ages 3–7

Journey with the Holy Family from the Annunciation through Epiphany. Follow along with the liturgical season’s Mass readings for each part of the story.

Ages 3–7

Engage children in Advent and Christmas Masses with an interactive board book that keeps them occupied and inspires them to encounter the mysteries of God’s love during mass.

Ages 10 and up

Encourage older children to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus during Advent. This comic book-style story includes the preparational purpose of Advent and Jesus' birthday.

Adult Books

Grow closer to Christ and strengthen your faith this Advent season

Understand the greatest celebrations of the Catholic Faith during Advent and Christmas: the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the Nativity of the Lord; Mary, the Holy Mother of God; and the Epiphany.

Dedicate this Advent season to taking small and manageable steps toward holiness using the practical wisdom of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Meditate on the life and holiness of St. Joseph during this season focused on the Holy Family with guided meditations and space to record your thoughts and prayers.

Prepare for interactions with family and friends who are away from the Faith during the Christmas season with hope and healing from St. Monica.

Grow your awareness of God’s constant presence and hear his voice more clearly in your life during Advent with encouragement to listen for the little whispers of God.

Pray in a deeper way this Advent with advice and encouragement for participation in Adoration, Reconciliation, the Rosary, and the Stations of the Cross.

Pocket Guide to Adoration

Pocket Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Pocket Guide to the Rosary

Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross

Other Advent Resources