ACCU is happy to offer these links to selected Lenten resources for Catholic colleges and universities. We hope that this information helps enrich your observation of this important time in the Church calendar.
“Dear friends, Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbor,” writes Pope Francis. Read his special message for Lent 2017.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Lent 2017 webpage has links to several resources for our Lenten journey, featuring videos, readings, reflections, and Bishop Ricken’s “Ten Things to Remember for Lent.”
Catholic Relief Services offers Lenten resources specifically for use on college campuses, including a how-to guide for hosting a “Simple Supper for Global Hunger,” a one-time event to gather your campus community together to pray, fast, and give alms.
The Ignatian Solidarity Network is hosting a daily blog series called “Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity” that seeks to help us understand one another’s stories and to respond by creating a more just and peaceful world.
The Catholic Mobilizing Network has information, prayers, and reflections on the issue of the death penalty for Lent.
EWTN’s Lent & Easter 2017 includes programming information and a week-by-week guide to Lent and Easter.
Fr. Dave Dwyer’s Busted Halo website offers several resources for students to make the most of their Lenten journey, including video resources, ways to live Lent differently this year, and “microchallenges” via Twitter.
A sample of resources from ACCU member campuses:
Creighton University’s online ministry, Praying Lent, offers numerous resources for the season, including an online retreat and Stations of the Cross, prayers, reflections, and recipes.
The University of Notre Dame’s Lenten Living: Reflections and Resources features a daily gospel reading e-mail, FAQs, prayer cards, and more.
Villanova University’s daily reflections for Lent have been composed by faculty, staff, students, and friends of the Villanova community.
College of the Holy Cross is offering a daily Lenten reflection booklet by e-mail, “Return to Me: Lenten Reflections from Holy Cross, 2017,” as well as suggested spiritual readings through its “A Book for Lent” tradition which began with St. Benedict in the 5th century.
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