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Ignatian Resources for Lent 2019

We invite you to join us in praying with Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, this Lent. Here are more Lenten resources from the Ignatian family.

March 6, 2019 — Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, and the Ignatian family has a wide array of resources for prayer and reflection to guide you through the next 40 days. Bookmark this page as we will continue to update it as resources become available.

Read a new prayer for Lent from the Jesuits’ Central and Southern Province by Colten Biro, SJ, printable in English and Spanish.

JesuitPrayer.org, produced by the Jesuits' Midwest Province and available as iOS and Android smartphone apps, will offer a total of nine videos throughout Lent, along with a daily Ignatian prayer and an Ignatian reflection written by Jesuits and lay collaborators.

The Ignatian Solidarity Network is hosting a daily reflection series called Broken, with free Ignatian-inspired Lenten reflections delivered to your inbox. Featured contributors include: Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S., executive director of NETWORK; Bishop Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso; Joan Rosenhauer, executive director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA; and many more.

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA has suggested 40 prayer intentions for the next 40 days, with a printable PDF.

America Magazine has collected its favorite articles on Lent as part of a “A Jesuit guide to Lent," a resource for reflection over the season.

Loyola Press once again presents Living Lent Daily, an email series that delivers reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent.


The Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries has created a guided examination for your relationship with God’s creation and your choices as a consumer, which is also available in Spanish.

The St. Francis Xavier Environment Ministry at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City invites everyone to grow closer to creation with daily suggestions on a Lenten calendar.

Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology invites you to participate in A Heart Renewed, an online retreat written by members of the JST community — students, faculty and alumni. Subscribers will receive an email each morning containing a reflection and the listing of sacred texts from Scripture for each day of Lent.


The College of the Holy Cross offers “Return to Me: Lenten Reflections from Holy Cross,” with daily emails as well as a booklet of reflections in a downloadable PDF

Georgetown University’s Lent Daily Devotional offers brief reflections and prayers written by students, faculty, staff and alumni sent out by email each morning of Lent.






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December 8, 2019 – In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent, we notice three concrete invitations for the way we live: to preach, to repent, and to announce the good news.

December 1, 2019 – The Universal Apostolic Preferences give us ways into contemplating the mystery which Advent itself unfolds for us. They invite us to a ‘contemplative listening’. In each we are directed to hear and follow the Spirit who is calling to us. Often, too, we will come to recognize those who are already on the way before us; those who can lead us and teach us.

December 1, 2019 – Advent is a liturgical season of great significance to Christians. We have the opportunity to reflect on, and prepare for, Jesus entering the world as a child in need of love and care. As we contemplate Jesus as a child, vulnerable and fragile, we are able to see his greatness.

December 1, 2019 – This Advent, the Jesuit network will be inviting you to engage more deeply with God through Ignatian spirituality, a spirituality that challenges us to be both contemplative and active. Through your Advent prayer, ask: Do I hear the cries of the earth and the poor? How do I respond? Does my response point to a hope-filled future?

November 8, 2019 – Our Fall 2019 workshop, "Spiritual Direction for Young Adults" was held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Ignatius House in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop was recorded, and the video is now available on our website. Thank you to all who participated!

November 6, 2019 – Sr. Sheila Smith is a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She is presently serving as the Representative for her congregation at the United Nations in New York. Sheila completed her doctorate in theology at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, where she also helped found PACT-Ottawa (Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans). We spoke with Sr. Sheila about her work to prevent human trafficking on October 25, 2019, as part of our “Works of Love” campaign.

October 30, 2019 – This year, there are two Comunidades at the Parish of Mount Carmel in Staten Island, one offered in Spanish and the other in Mixtec, an indigenous language of southern Mexico.

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