Lent 2021

Our Journey Together

Toward New Life

Jesus being driven by the Spirit into the desert to be tested for 40 days feels particularly poignant this year.

With the pandemic and upheaval in the world, it feels like we’ve been stuck in the Lenten desert for a year now, facing test after test. But just as the Spirit eventually drove Jesus out from the desert into active public ministry, we know that life after Covid will eventually emerge, particularly as vaccines become more available.

As we wait, this Lent gives us the opportunity to use this time to prepare ourselves not only for Easter, but for emerging as bold missionary disciples ready to continue the mission of love. And indeed, the world needs love now more than ever.

Weekly Reflection Guides

Looking for Gospel-guided insight on how God is working in your lives and our world in these desert days? Our Weekly Reflection Guides have a new look with a special Lenten series! English and Spanish Guides available for Adults - individual or small group - and for Children and Families.

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How to use the Guides

Guías de Reflexión

Join us! Small Christian Communities

Are you yearning for community to journey with this Lent? Join with a small group of people each week during Lent to reflect together on the Sunday readings using our Reflection Guides. Groups in both English and Spanish will meet on Zoom for an hour each week during Lent.

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How to for Small Christian Communities

Pequeñas Comunidades

Discover Your Neighbor

Are your students feeling disempowered and fatigued? The newest edition of our free resource guide for catechists and teachers is now available for Lent. Inspire your students to live out their faith and act for economic justice!

Click here for the Guide



Are you feeling like it’s hard to see outside of your four quarantine walls? Join us virtually each month to hear missioners around the world share their stories of joy and hope!

  • February 9th: Fr. Brian Barrons in China

  • On March 18th Fr. Joe Fedora in Peru

  • April 22nd Fr. Kevin Conroy from Cambodia.

Click here to register

Holy Week Retreat

Do you need to ground yourself or make time to re-center? During Holy Week join us for an online one day retreat to help prepare ourselves to celebrate the Triduum and Easter. Registration will be available soon

Reflection Guide on Fratelli Tutti

Use this weekly guide to pray with Pope Francis’s new encyclical on building the bonds of solidarity with all our brothers and sisters through a Lenten-style of “examination” of the challenges and social sins facing our world. Click here for the Guide

Stations of the Cross

African Stations of the Cross

Orbis Books

From the first day of Lent through Easter Sunday and beyond, these 54 readings from beloved writers, classical and contemporary, will surprise you with joy, touch you with love, and comfort you with peace. See other great books as well.

Let's hold each other in prayer this Lent: SUBMIT A PRAYER REQUEST--Aquí Oremos unos por otros durante Cuaresma

Maryknoll Prayer Requests (Responses)