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.





Recent News

July 11, 2019 — This year, the Manresa Spiritual Center is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Many things have changed since the first laymen retreats in Toronto in 1925 and the foundation of Manresa in 1949, including the addition of retreats for women and for members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

July 9, 2019 — This second part of the Praying With the Preferences series focuses on the first two Apostolic Preferences: showing the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment; as well as walking with the poor and the outcasts of this world.

July 9, 2019 — On July 31, we will celebrate two special masses in honor of the Feast of Saint Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus.

July 8, 2019 — The Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice is very pleased to welcome two new, full-time staff members: Mark Hathaway as Associate Director and Victoria Blanco as Office and Program Manager.

July 1, 2019 — The Jesuits in Honduras are denouncing the Honduran government’s repression of protests over the past two months.

June 28, 2019 — This week is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This feast, whose origins date back to the XVIIth century, gives us the opportunity to meditate on how Jesus expressed his love. It was also an occasion for the Jesuits of Canada to consecrate their Toronto offices on June 25.  

June 28, 2019 — Last week, Pope Francis reiterated the importance of inclusion in the world of education, using the Fe y Alegría model as an example. This exhortation is a recurring theme in the Pope's speeches and is in line with a call for renewal in education which dates back to 1965.

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