Lent is a time for profound transformation. As missionary disciples, we're called to inner transformation, but also sent on a mission to transform the world.


Traditionally, Lent symbolizes renewal and growth, but it is also a catalyst for profound change. Inspired by Jesus overturning the temple tables, we're compelled to not only transform ourselves but also challenge unjust structures that perpetuate suffering in our world.


To accompany you on the journey, we have all new free resources below.  We offer you our weekly Reflection Guides, Discover Your Neighbor lesson plans for youth, online formation workshops and more. New this year in our Reflection Guides is the Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross, illuminating structural injustices in urgent need of transformation.  Sign up now to get the Reflection Guide delivered each week.  Check out our Blog for a deeper reflection on Lenten Liberation.

NEW:  Watch a video on how to use our Lenten Resources to make this the best Lent ever.


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Reflection Guides / Lent & Holy Week Resources

New Reflection Guides for Ash Wednesday and each Sunday of Lent.  

Don't miss a Sunday. Sign up here for a weekly email reminder.

Lenten Reflections Guides designed for families and children.  Gather as a family each week during Lent to break open the Word.

Nuevas Guías de Reflexión para el Miércoles de Ceniza y cada domingo de Cuaresma.

No te pierdas un domingo. Regístrate aquí para recibir un recordatorio semanal por correo electrónico.

Guías de Reflexiones Cuaresmales diseñadas para familias y niños. Reúnansen en familia cada semana durante la Cuaresma para abrir la Palabra.

Lent Guides

Take on this powerful adventure with Way of The Cross in today's world.  Let's walk with Jesus in his last moments. Let's pray together, recognizing that his pain is felt everywhere by everyone. This connects us all, weaving a story of enduring faith and hope through our shared human experience.

Click here for the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns' Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross.

Atrévete a embarcarte en esta poderosa aventura con el Vía Crucis en el mundo actual. Caminemos junto a Jesús en sus últimos momentos. Oremos juntos, reconociendo que su dolor se siente en todas partes por todos. Esto nos conecta a todos, tejiendo una historia de fe y esperanza duraderas a través de nuestra experiencia humana compartida. 

Haz clic aquí para acceder al Vía Crucis Económico y Ecológico de la Oficina de Asuntos Globales de Maryknoll. 

The 2024 Lenten Reflection Guide: Caring for Creation from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns contains reflections, questions, prayers, fasts, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the experience of Maryknoll missioners who have lived and worked with marginalized communities around the world.

Use this guide individually or in small groups to reflect and renew your spirit to face the realities of our world.

La Guía de reflexión para la Cuaresma 2024: Cuidar de la creación de la Oficina de Maryknoll para Asuntos Globales contiene reflexiones, preguntas, oraciones, ayunos y acciones basadas en la lectura del Evangelio de cada semana y en la experiencia de los misioneros de Maryknoll que han vivido y trabajado con comunidades marginadas de todo el mundo.

Use esta guía individualmente o en pequeños grupos para reflexionar y renovar tu espíritu para afrontar las realidades de nuestro mundo.

DYN provides special materials and lessons to inspire youth to address issues like Care for Creation and live out their faith through love and service. During Lent, students reflect on the dignity of work through an examination of conscience, reading scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and applying it to their own work experiences. They take action by shadowing or interviewing someone about their work, while families actively support others in their work.

Discover Your Neighbor (DYÑ) ofrece materiales y lecciones especiales para inspirar a los jóvenes a abordar temas como el cuidado de la creación y vivir su fe a través del amor y el servicio. Durante la Cuaresma, los estudiantes reflexionan sobre la dignidad del trabajo a través de un examen de conciencia, leyendo las Escrituras y la Enseñanza Social Católica y aplicándolas a sus propias experiencias laborales. Actúan siguiendo o entrevistando a alguien sobre su trabajo, mientras las familias apoyan activamente a otros en su trabajo.

Retreats and Events

Merienda

In-person at Chicago Maryknoll House

February 16, 2024

March 22, 2024

6:30pm

Do you know what a Merienda is?  For sure you will enjoy this well-deserved spiritual break and snacks after a long day of hard work.  Come and spend time with other young adults and enrich your faith.   

Online

Join us for some reflection time, every Wednesday, starting on Ash Wednesday. We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 6, Mar. 13, Mar. 20, Mar. 27

 


Virtual

5pm PT │ 6pm MT │ 7pm CT │ 8pm ET  (90 minutos) 

Caminanemos juntos esta Cuaresma. Emprendamos juntos un viaje cuaresmal por medio de 5 sesiones virtuales vía Zoom todos los miércoles de Cuaresma. Nos reuniremos en las siguientes fechas:

Febrero 21, Febrero 28, Marzo 6, Marzo 13, Marzo 20


Online 

February 8, 2024

5pm PT | 6pm MT | 7pm CT | 8PM ET  

This evening gathering will utilize the weekly Reflection Guides as you contemplate your own journey of faith as well as the social issues that are impacting our world today through reflection on Scripture and personal prayer. 

Virtual 

Febrero 6 y Febrero 7, 2024

5pm PT | 6pm MT | 7pm CT | 8PM ET (90 minutos)

Te invitamos a estos talleres sobre recursos cuaresmales. Esta serie de 2 talleres están disponibles para catequistas, maestros, líderes parroquiales, diocesanos y padres de familia. 

¡Te esperamos!

 


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