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.

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre at Guelph is organizing a Lenten Taizé Weekend from March 22 to March 24. Facilitated by Bernie Carroll SJ, Dan Leckman SJ, & Tarcia Gerwing, this weekend is based on the manner of worship of the Taizé ecumenical monastery community where meditative singing becomes a way of listening to God. We begin Friday evening at 8 pm with Prayer and Chants around the Cross and continue with morning, noon and evening prayer on Saturday and Sunday. The retreat finishes with Eucharist on Sunday at 11:30 am, followed by lunch.

On March 29 to 31st, Dan Leckman, SJ will lead a weekend retreat around the theme Les Misérables : a Lenten Retreat.

This undirected retreat will use the famous movie/musical “Les Misérables” to help explore the grace of God alongside our fallen state, the opportunies we are given to experience redemption, and be courageous enough to start ‘another story’ in our lives. During the weekend, we will explore how 5 different characters of this story (The Bishop, Jean Valjean, Javert and Cosette) can help us reflect both on our faith journey during this holy season and on themes of suffering, forgiveness, renewal (& obviously revolution!) and love.

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.

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities provides an audio version of the Examen recorded by Vice President & Consultant for Mission Integration, Dr. Stephanie Russell.

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.


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.





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Father Jack Hall died peacefully on March 14, 2019 at the Jesuit Infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 73rd year and was in religious life for 45 years. His care for the Society and the Church was genuine; his storytelling brought raucous laughter on his part.

March 15, 2019 — Film maker Kevin Moynihan, with the financial help the Jesuits and a number of other religious orders, has produced a documentary on the residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

March 15, 2019 — Dr. Nadia Delicata has just been appointed Episcopal Delegate for the Evangelisation of the Archdiocese of Malta by Mgr Charles J. Scicluna. This is the highest position ever held by a woman in the archdiocese.

March 14, 2019 — The Province of Canada has just created a Service for Common Discernment to assist Jesuit missions and apostolates, but also other organizations that would like to use it in their community discernment efforts.

March 14, 2019 —The famous Jesuit theologian Christoph Theobald will be teaching in Montreal next week. From March 22 to 24, he will give a lecture at the Dominican Pastoral Institute, a teaching inspired by his book Urgences pastorales (Pastoral Emergencies).

March 8, 2019 — This Lent, take the time to remember and savour who you really are in God’s eyes by remembering God’s goodness to you.

March 8, 2019 — This collective work is the initiative of some twenty French-speaking women theologians, Protestants and Catholics from Europe, Africa and Quebec. In twelve powerful texts, these theologians offer us a feminist reading of certain passages of the Bible that speak of women.

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