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15+ FREE Resources for Lent You Will Love

Lent is a season of simple living. As the entire Church prepares for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum, Catholics...

Kathy Hendricks

2018 Lenten Ideas for Parishes and Schools

Ash Wednesday for some is like a religious New Year’s. It’s the kick-off for Lenten resolutions that begin with great fervor and dim as the six weeks of...

Kathy Hendricks

How to Enhance Your Lenten Practices So They're More Meaningful

“Lent is a time of spring cleaning through intensifying our prayer life, fasting from food or bad habits, and performing acts of charity and justice.”

Kathy Hendricks

A Printable Reflection and Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of prayer and fasting, marks the beginning of Lent. I often marvel at how many people are drawn to services on Ash Wednesday. After...

Kathy Hendricks

Catholic Reflections: Forgive to Forget

“Forgive and forget.” Anyone who has labored with a massive load of hurt and injury understand how difficult this advice is. How does one forget...

Kathy Hendricks

Lent and the Year of Mercy

Welcome to our guest blogger, Carole Eipers, National Catechetical Advisor for Sadlier. Carole will be speaking at the NCEA Convention and Expo in San...

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Soul-Nourishing Practices for Lent

As a child I learned to “give something up” for Lent. My meager efforts at abstaining from candy or from teasing my little brother pale in comparison to...

Kathy Hendricks

Stations of the Cross Meditations

The origins of the Stations of the Cross stretch back to the Crusades when, as a result of the conquering of the Holy Land, Christians began making...

Kathy Hendricks

Prayer of the Week: Stations of the Cross Reflections

The Stations of the Cross are one of many spiritual practices that we can undertake as a way to make our way through Lent. Use these reflections cards...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Retreat

Julie Penrose Center. Sacred Heart Retreat House. Benet Pines. Franciscan Center. These are four places where I have gone over the years to retreat from...

Kathy Hendricks

The Season of Lent

One of the things I love about the liturgical year is the way we cycle around to the same seasons. Each time I seem to find more insight into the symbols,...

Kathy Hendricks

Prayer of the Week: Prayer of Lenten Reflection

Download a prayer for a reflective spirit as Lent begins and as it progresses. Use it for your own reflection or share it with your family or class.

Kathy Hendricks

Catholic Virtues Series: Honesty Is the Best Policy

As January comes to an end, I am busy collecting all the necessary forms and receipts in order to file my taxes. Each year I try to get a jump start on...

Kathy Hendricks

Ashes to Ashes

What draws so many people to services on Ash Wednesday? After all, it’s not a holy day of obligation and it falls smack in the middle of the week. I once...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Whole Community Catechesis Handouts

Bring parishioners of all ages together to learn about and share their faith during a special seasonal event. Download these Lenten handouts to implement...

Kathy Hendricks

Catholic Virtues Series: Roadside Service

I am still decompressing after a lengthy trip to the East Coast. Traveling for ten days and offering seven presentations in four states was, needless to...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Sacrifice

I admit to having a bit of trouble with the practice of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent. I don’t really find it much of a sacrifice. As a...

Kathy Hendricks

Prayer for Lenten Initiative

As the winter Olympic Games in Sochi were wrapping up, the television network played its requisite montage of memorable moments. Skiers, snowboarders,...

Kathy Hendricks

Parish Lenten Event

Sadlier offers whole community seasonal events that can be used with the entire parish community or religious education program. We invite you to...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: Fifth Sunday of Lent

The weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning defines who we are as Catholics-- in out parishes, in our households of...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Practices ~ Almsgiving

I love the way timing works in the process of this blog. When I set out to write about Lenten practices for three consecutive weeks I had no idea the one...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: Third Sunday of Lent 2013

The weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning defines who we are as Catholics-- in out parishes, in our households of...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Practices ~ Fasting

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil....

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: Second Sunday of Lent 2013

The weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning defines who we are as Catholics-- in out parishes, in our households of...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Practices ~ Prayer

“Lent is a time of spring cleaning through intensifying our prayer life, fasting from food or bad habits, and performing acts of charity and justice.”...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: First Sunday of Lent

The weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning defines who we are as Catholics-- in out parishes, in our households of...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Grace

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to church with my mother on Saturday morning. Mom loved gardening and so she relished the task of taking...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Generosity

I recently received a very generous gift from a friend. My first instinct was to demur. In an even greater show of generosity this same friend urged me...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: Third Sunday of Lent 2012

Sunday, March 11th, is the Third Sunday of Lent. Plan to spend time this week reflecting on the readings and preparing to celebrate the Eucharist. Gather...

Kathy Hendricks

A Lenten Call to Simplicity

My husband and I are in the midst of preparing to put our house on the market. Therefore, we are engaged in household repairs and clutter removal that...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: Second Sunday of Lent 2012

Sunday, March 4th, is the Second Sunday of Lent. Plan to spend time this week reflecting on the readings and preparing to celebrate the Eucharist. Gather...

Kathy Hendricks

The Stations of the Cross, Part 2

There is a Jesuit retreat center near my home where the Stations of the Cross are placed on large stones around its periphery. Thus, the experience of...

Kathy Hendricks

The Stations of the Cross, Part 1

My earliest memories of Lent include praying the Stations of the Cross every Friday afternoon. I attended Catholic school and I recall the jubilation I...

Kathy Hendricks

Lenten Offerings

One of the things I love about the liturgical year is the way we cycle around to the same seasons. Each time I seem to find more insight into the symbols,...

Kathy Hendricks

GIMN: Look Ahead To Lent

‎   Lent is a time to prepare for the joyous celebration of Easter. During this season, we make a special effort to pray, to do penance, and to do good...

Kathy Hendricks

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