Lent 2021 Resources

Resources from the ACP members to help families, parishes, and schools celebrate Lent.

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Ascension Lenten Companion, Fine Art Prints
Bring the beauty of the Lenten season into your home, school, or office with these original images commissioned for the Sunday Gospels of Lent. Year B (2021) and Year A (RCIA) Sunday Gospel readings available.
Ascension Lenten Companion, Year B: A Personal Encounter with the Power of the Gospel

Fr. Mark Toups

This guided daily Lenten prayer journal is based on the Sunday Gospels of the Lenten season. Each entry features a word of the day, a scripture passage, a short meditation, prayer, and a journal prompt. Accompanying weekly reflection videos are available for free on Ascension's YouTube page or for purchase on DVD. Perfect for communities, families, and individuals - encounter the Lord through his Gospel this Lent.

Awesome Glory

Resurrection in Scripture, Liturgy, and Theology

Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, OSB

In Awesome Glory, Abbot Jeremy Driscoll offers readers a deep dive into the mystery of the resurrection of Jesus. Starting from the conviction that the liturgy is meant to be for Christians an immediate and effective contact with the resurrection, this profound book draws out the riches of each celebration from the Paschal Triduum through Pentecost. Abbot Jeremy focuses particularly on the Scripture texts of Mass, but also on important rituals like the washing of feet, the Lucernarium, and the baptism of catechumens.

A Busy Parent's Guide to a Meaningful Lent

By Maria C. Morrow

Mom and theologian Maria Christina Morrow can relate to your sigh. Lent is a time of sacrifice, but Lent with little ones (or medium ones, or older ones) can seem like sacrifice with an extra helping of penance. Why? Because parenting comes with its own set of sacrifices, made daily. But being a busy parent doesn’t mean you (and the whole family) can’t do Lent well. A Busy Parent’s Guide to a Meaningful Lent is the book you’ve been looking for. It’s a quick, easy, all-in-one Lenten resource that starts your day off with Scripture, reflection, prayer — and achievable ideas to help busy parents make the most of Lent. With A Busy Parent’s Guide to a Meaningful Lent you can live Lent well, even in the middle of your beautiful, busy, and sometimes messy family life.

A Collection of Lent and Easter Resources from OCP

With worship resources, music collections, insightful blogs and faith-filled retreats, OCP has everything you need to prepare for and reflect on Christ's Passion, death and resurrection.

Learn more about our new Breaking Bread 2021 eMissal app for iOS and Android users, approved by the USCCB for use at Mass during the 2021 liturgical year. And it's not too late to apply for our one-of-a-kind Parish Grants Program, offering parishes financial support to enhance and maintain their ministries.

Come to the Light: Daily Prayers for Lent

By Sarah Tracy

In Come To The Light, Creative Communications author Sarah Tracy presents original prayers, carefully blended with reminders of the long-time faith traditions and symbols that are designed to greatly enrich your practice of this important season of lent.

Disciples of the Risen Christ
Cardinal Carlo Martini on Lent and Easter
Cardinal Carlo Martini
Cardinal Martini's book of reflections on the celebrations of Lent and Easter are a wonderful tool for deeper, less distracted spiritual meditation with emphasis on the sacraments, the Holy Spirit, and what it means to be a Christian."The reflections of Cardinal Martini set forth in this volume revolve mainly around three main themes: the Eucharist, Easter Sunday, and Pentecost. In instituting the Eucharist during the Last Supper, we contemplate the foreshadowing of what happens in the passion and resurrection of Christ (Jesus freely giving the gift of life for every single sinner) and at the same time, the merciful love of Jesus for his church, and the assurance of his very presence now and forever through the sacrament."Cardinal Martini's meditations in the end invite the reader to a more lively Christian experience around the Eucharist, starting with a renewed commitment to the inner life, culminating in a more generous exercise of charity."-from the Introduction
Easter Coloring Book

A fun and creative way for children to learn about the glory surrounding Jesus' Resurrection, Easter customs, and the Easter season. Text by Michael Goode and illustrations by Margaret A. Buono.

Easter Joy

Easter Joy (Rattle Book) from Catholic Book Publishing is part of a series of books that combines a rattle with a small board book to appeal to God's littlest ones. The playful illustrations in Easter Joy will delight little eyes as they see the Easter Story come to life in bright and vivid colors. The soft sound of the rattle will keep little ones enthralled and smiling.

Easter Mealtime Prayers for the Family

Leo-Martin Angelo R. Ocampo

The Easter season comprises the most important weeks of the liturgical year, but observance of the season in parishes and homes often doesn’t reflect its significance. Easter Mealtime Prayers for the Family brings Easter from the altar table to the family table—an easy, effective step for family observance. This simple prayer resource provides the “domestic Church” with a means to cherish together the living faith we celebrate throughout the Easter season.

The Easter Story

The glory of Jesus' Resurrection in easy-to-understand terms. Illustrated in full color.

Embrace This Holy Season

Daily Reflections, Actions and Prayers

Joseph F. Sica

Fr. Joe’s booklet, finished just days before his untimely death, is full of life—as he invites us to “leap out of bed each morning filled with determination and delighted with life.”

Also available in Spanish:

Recibe este tiempo santo con los brazos abiertos

Reflexiones, acciones y oraciones para todos los días

Joseph F. Sica

Finding God in the Mess

By Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus, SJ

How do we carve out time for mindful contemplation and prayer? How can we make our prayer time mindful and fruitful and perhaps even restorative? Finding God in the Mess is the perfect tool to help us learn to pause, to take time to be with God, to contemplate our lives, and to recognize God’s presence in all of it, especially hard times.

From the Cross to the Empty Tomb 

Bishop Serratelli invites you to journey with those who were with Jesus in His last hours. You may be like Peter one day, and like Judas, Simon, Mary Magdalene, or Our Lady on another.

Follow along the via crucisthe Way of the Crosswith Jesus to become better acquainted with this school of Christian life.

This Lenten book provides a path to a deeper appreciation for God's eternal saving love.

The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil

Edited by Luke Macnamara, OSB, and Martin Browne, OSB

The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil explores the dynamic of the Vigil readings by examining a single reading, in its liturgical context, to provide nourishing commentary to deepen your encounter with God's Word. Parishioners will come to appreciate how the extended reading of passages from the Old Testament, in the light of the Paschal Candle, creates a sense of expectancy and focuses on the central reality of the Christian faith—what the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ mean for the salvation of all people. Includes commentary for each of the readings of the Easter Vigil: the seven Old Testament readings, the Epistle, and the Gospels for Years A, B, and C.

Glory in the Cross

A Journey through the Paschal Triduum

Corinna Laughlin

This spiritual journey through the Three Days explores the rituals that take place on Holy Thursday evening, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. 

English  |  Spanish

Growing in Grace: Lenten Devotions for Everyday Life

By Fr. Thomas Connery

Featuring daily Scriptural inspiration written by Fr. Thomas J. Connery. This devotional will help lead you towards a more meaningful Lent, and ultimately, a more celebration of Easter.  

The Handy Little Guide to Adoration

By Michelle Schroeder

Working mom Michelle Schroeder knows how busy we all are, so she packs a lot of info into this brief, easy-to-read booklet. You will not only explore the nuts and bolts of Eucharistic Adoration but also discover great reasons and times to enter into the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, including when you need focus in prayer and when you just feel the need to be with Jesus. In The Handy Little Guide to Adoration you will learn, as Michelle did, the life-changing benefits of Eucharistic Adoration.

The Handy Little Guide to Confession

By Michelle Schroeder

It’s a sacrament with many names, but most of us seem to have a similar reaction to it: Do I have to go? It’s been too long. Doesn’t God already know I’m sorry? I don’t remember how to do it. I’m embarrassed. I’m scared. Michelle Schroeder has been there. She admits to skipping reconciliation for years … until she realized that, to experience God’s mercy most fully, she needed to ask for it. In this easy-to-read booklet, you’ll gain the confidence you need to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, where you will experience God’s mercy and unconditional forgiveness.

The Handy Little Guide to Lent

By Michelle Schroeder

Lent, on the surface, is weird. Ashes. Somber music. Fasting and abstinence. What’s going on, anyway? Here’s your easy-to-read, down-to-earth introduction to what this liturgical season is all about. You’ll discover, or rediscover, how to make each Lent a time of deep personal spiritual growth. In this brief booklet, author Michelle Schroeder helps you get to the heart of the Lenten season. Lent is the forty-day journey through the ultimate expression of self-sacrifice that our Savior endured for us. If this season doesn’t create some lasting change in us, we’ve done it wrong.

Holy Week at Home

Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer

John T. Kyler

Holy Week at Home invites individuals and families to explore the riches of Palm Sunday and the Paschal Triduum. A great way to “bring the liturgy home,” this resource is an extension of prayer for those who celebrate Holy Week in community and gives those who are unable to do so an opportunity to pray the liturgies of Holy Week. A combination of prayer, ritual action, Scripture references, and questions for reflection, Holy Week at Home helps everyone enter more fully into these holiest days of the year.

Hope for Judas

God's Boundless Mercy for Us All

By Christoph Wrembek SJ

Hope for Judas” . . . Judas? The son of destruction? Judas, about whom the gospels tell us very little beyond the dramatic events during the Passion. Jesus’s loving-saving action finds its culmination in him. Beginning from a sculpturecarved at the capital of a column in the medieval Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene in Vézelay, France, Fr. Christoph Wrembek will take you on a breathtaking, challenging, yet ultimately deeply touching journey through key stories of sacred scripture, stories about being lost but ultimately always about salvation. This journey leads into the soul of the gospel, which is Jesus himself.

I Shall Live

Ritual Music for the Paschal Triduum

Tony Alonso

A stunning recording of music for Triduum. Twenty original arrangements ideal for the celebration of Holy Thursday through Evening Prayer.

The Ignatian Workout for Lent

By Tim Muldoon

A follow-up to his wildly popular The Ignatian Workout, Tim Muldoon applies the principles of discernment, reflection, and action to guide readers to grow in love and transform their Lenten experience.

This bite-sized volume provides forty brief exercises—organized according to the four "weeks" of prayer from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius—and can be used by anyone during Lent to help readers become both hearers and doers of the Word of God.

Jesus, Lead the Way!

Daily Thoughts, Activities and Prayers

Anne E. Neuberger

With engaging stories and fun activities, Anne Neuberger helps children turn to God each day of Lent by finding the love that is both within their hearts and the world around them.

Jesus’ Last Days 

This Lent, deepen your reverence for God’s profound love! Let Bishop Serratelli’s book lead you to a new perspective on sacrifice and renewal. Bishop Serratelli offers biblical meditations on specific moments of the Passion narrative. A deeper understanding of the events of Jesus’ last days as recorded in Scripture can help us to see more clearly our own call to discipleship today.

Lent and Holy Week with Mary

By Dr. Mary Amore

Make Lent and Holy week even more meaningful with brief daily meditations that will help focus on Our Lord’s passion and resurrection alongside his mother, Mary. Focusing on various themes from self-control to generosity, you will be brought into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each daily meditation includes Scripture, a question to think about or act to consider, and a short prayer to the Blessed Mother. 

Lent Resources

The Church’s liturgical year continues with the celebration of Lent and Holy Week, the time during which Catholics throughout the world honor the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and the giving of alms. Through the online resources, RCL Benziger is pleased to partner with you in leading children and families to a prayerful, meaningful experience of the Lenten journey.

Lent with 20th Century Saints: Daily Reflections

Observe the holy season of Lent with the saints who walked the earth with us, or with our parents or grandparents. This booklet features prayers and reflections for every day of Lent. Each day's reflection introduces a different saint who lived during the 20th century, with a prayer inviting the reader to live the special virtues of the day's featured saint. The booklet is pocket-sized and perfect for carrying with you as a simple and accessible resource for your most meaningful Lenten season. This booklet is sold in packs of 10 for gifting to your family, friends, prayer circle, parish, or other group. 

Lent with St. Francis: Daily Reflections

ent calls us to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. Few saints have done this more intentionally than St. Francis of Assisi. He lived the teachings of Jesus, often quite literally, from the time of his conversion until his death. In doing so, he inspired people of his own time as well as millions from his day to our own, to do likewise.

Lent With the Saints: Daily Reflections

With insightful reflections, Fr. Greg Friedman draws on his love of the saints to offer daily inspiration during this season of repentance, forgiveness, and hope. Connect and pray with the Church's most beloved saints and holy people—Thomas Merton, Augustine, Francis, Clare, Damien of Molokai, Teresa of Calcutta, and Gianna Molla, to name a few!

Lenten Longings Year B Faith-Sharing Book

Make a six-week retreat by exploring the Sunday readings of Lent with Lenten Longings: For the Life of the World for Year B.

Lent invites us to a time of prayer, reflection, and conversion. Make a six-week retreat by exploring the Sunday readings of Lent. Simple language and everyday metaphors steep you in the season’s promptings to surrender self, work for justice, and deepen prayer life.

Lent-Stagram Booklet, Daily Devotions for Teens and Young Adults

By David Mead

This faithful and often fun Lent devotional booklet helps teens and young adults reflection on Christ’s death and resurrection throughout the lent season.

Lenten Meditations 10-Pack

By William Barry, SJ

Grounded in Scripture and inspired by Ignatian spirituality, Lenten Meditations: Growing in Friendship with God offers a fresh approach to deepening your friendship with God during Lent. From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, renowned spiritual director William A. Barry, SJ, offers daily reflections that help you enter into a personal and genuine Lenten prayer practice. Step by step and day by day, you will grow towards a more meaningful experience of the Paschal Mystery as you walk with Jesus through the events of Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

Lenten Responsorial Psalms

Inspire and engage the assembly to acclaim the greatness of the Lord at Mass with our modern responsorial psalm resources throughout the liturgical year.

  • Verbatim texts from the Lectionary approved by the USCCB
  • Captivatig metered verses with melodies that bring the psalms to life
  • Inspiring psalm responses for the assembly
  • Audio and lyric video recordings

Lenten Songs

Fast, pray and give your assembly songs that will prepare their hearts for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery with these beautiful and worshipful modern worship songs custom arranged for Mass! Piano, Guitar, and Choral SATB music available.
Cantemos al Señor/Let Us Sing to the Lord

Bilingual Psalms for Holy Week

Tony Alonso , Michael Mahler

From two of today's best young liturgical composers comes an indispensable collection of bilingual psalms for Holy Week. All settings include verses and refrains in both English and Spanish. Several are even written so that the English and the Spanish refrains may be sung together to create a glorious choral mix of languages!

A Light for My Path

Praying the Psalms on the Way to the Cross

Michael Ruzicki

Perfect for use on Good Friday, this order of prayer includes a pastoral reflection, a short Scripture reading, sung psalm responses, and original art for every station.

Light for My Path

Praying the Psalms on the Way to the Cross, Leader’s Guide

Michael Ruzicki

Liturgical Music Planner

WORSHIPNOW's FREE Liturgical Music Planner is designed to assist you in selecting music to create rich, worshipful and balanced liturgies that make the scriptures come to life while engaging the faithful into full and active participation at Mass.

Live Lent! Faith-Sharing Resource Year B

With reflections and prayers written by Sr. Terry Rickard, O.P., Live Lent! will help you make the most of this season of preparation and spiritual renewal.

Live Lent! will be your ideal companion as you gather weekly in small groups to gain inspiration from next Sunday's Gospel and its roots in the Old Testament and as you reflect each day of the week on how to live your faith in everyday life. Be inspired by the Sunday Gospel readings, explore Old Testament insights, and take action in everyday life.

Living Faith – The Lent Season 2021

By Various Authors

Allow these Lent-themed devotions, written by authors of the popular Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions magazine, to balance the busyness of the season with prayer and reflection.

Living Hope: Lenten Devotions for Catholic Seniors

By Various Authors

Written especially for seniors, Living Hope  is full of inspiring devotions presented in a LARGE PRINT format. Including Scripture, these daily reflections will bolster your faith and bring you closer to our Savior Jesus Christ.

Living the Gospel

Daily Devotions for Lent 2021

By Theresa Rickard, O.P.

Be uplifted and inspired as Sr. Terry Rickard, O.P., president of RENEW International, guides you through Lent and Holy Week with thought-provoking spiritual reflections on the daily gospel readings in Daily Devotions for Lent 2021. Rickard also encourages you to go beyond prayer and
fasting by completing a quick spiritual act that will help you grow in your love for God and others during this solemn season.

Living the Sunday Word: Reflecting as a Virtual Community

Online Sessions for the Season of Lent 2021

Join faithful from around the country online to break open the richness of the Sunday lectionary readings for the Season of Lent. Sessions are held Thursday evenings throughout the Season of Lent. Reflections will be presented by a team of pastoral ministers, and participants will be invited to share their own thoughts on the lectionary readings.

February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 | 7pm – 8:30pm ET

Living with Christ Holy Week 2021

Holy week is a powerful time for prayer and meditation on Christ's Paschal Mystery. The Living with Christ Holy Week 2021 issue contains complete text for all Holy Week liturgies (American Lectionary), Complete Order of Mass, explanations of significant rituals and customs of the Sacred Triduum, powerful meditations on the Scriptures and much more.

Living Your Baptism in Lent

Weekly Reflections for Your Journey

Dennis Strach, CSC

Each week throughout Lent, Living Your Baptism in Lent: Weekly Reflections for Your Journey invites readers to reflect on the questions asked before Baptism; these Baptismal promises shape our understanding of what it means to live a Christian life. Each week’s reflection ends with questions and Scripture passages to use in individual prayer, and a guide for leading small groups whether in person or virtual is also included.

English  |   Spanish

Mending Our Hearts

Daily Reflections, Contemplations and Prayers

Alice Camille

This year we enter Lent with a lot on our minds and in our hearts. Alice Camille invites us to rediscover and reimagine community each day of Lent, “through the benevolent eyes of Jesus.”

Mercy in the City

By Kerry Weber

Weber, a lay Catholic, explores the Works of Mercy in the real world, with a gut-level honesty and transparency that people of urban, country, and suburban locales alike can relate to. Mercy in the City is for anyone who is struggling to live in a meaningful, merciful way amid the pressures of "real life."

Messages of Letting Go for Lent

3-Minute Devotions

By Michael White and Tom Corcoran

From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, simple yet spiritually rich devotions from Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran will guide you to let go of sin, bad habits, and grudges and to instead trust in God.

My Lenten Prayer

Ideal for commuters, My Lenten Prayer offers a convenient and powerful way to help you fulfill the Lenten discipline of prayer. This two-CD set contains four settings of Morning Prayer and four settings of Evening Prayer. Each service lasts approximately twenty minutes and includes a hymn, one or two psalms with psalm prayers, scripture, canticle, universal prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, concluding prayer, and blessing.

A New Kind of Hope

Daily Reflections, Prayers and Activities

Connie Clark

Amid the forced changes, difficult choices, and losses of the past year, Connie Clark invites families to discover hope as we listen for the calming voice of God in the chaos.

No Greater Love

Dr. Edward Sri, ft. Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Fulwiler, Curtis Martin, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Josh Johnson, Elizabeth Sri

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a Biblical pilgrimage that follows the Gospel accounts of the last hours of Christ's life. In 5 episodes, you will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Every step of the way, Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context will be explained so that you can understand the Gospel accounts of Holy Week in new ways. Experience a deeper understanding of God's immeasurable and unconditional love for you during this holy season.

Not By Bread Alone

Daily Reflections for Lent 2021

Mary DeTurris Poust

Prayerfully journey through Lent with Mary DeTurris Poust's fresh and meaningful reflections on the daily Mass readings. In just minutes per day, the insightful meditations of Not by Bread Alone can deepen your experience of this solemn season of prayer and penance.

Not My Will, But Yours Be Done

William Rowan; Text Author: Thomas Troeger

A wonderfully musical yet relatively brief setting of the Stations, based on a striking new fifteen-stanza hymn text by Thomas Troeger, set to a new tune by William Rowan. Each Station includes a simply chanted versicle and response at the beginning and end, one stanza of the hymn, a biblical text for reading by a leader, and a psalm excerpt as the response of the assembly. Good for repeated use throughout Lent. The Organ accompaniment offers numerous settings and variations of the Rowan tune. 

Online Lenten Faith Sharing

Join RENEW's Sister Honora Nolty, Sister Terry Rickard, or Milissa Else for online faith sharing throughout Lent. Spend your Lent deepening your faith and living it in your everyday life. Choose the day and time that is most convenient for you. Groups will use Live Lent! written by our own Sister Terry.

Praying Lent: Renewing Our Lives

By Andy Alexander, SJ, and Maureen McCann Waldron

Praying Lent: Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten Journey reminds the reader that if we focus too much on what we give up we may miss the message of what God wants to give us during this grace-filled time. Created in partnership with Creighton University's popular Online Ministries, Praying Lent provides readers with a rich, full, and transformative Lenten prayer experience, one in which hearts, minds, and lives are truly renewed as Lent takes on a far deeper and more meaningful purpose.

Praying the Stations booklet: Stations of Hope

Praying the Stations of the Cross for Today

David M. Knight

In this fresh approach to the Stations of the Cross, best-selling author and spiritual leader Fr. David Knight reminds us that hope can be found in the darkest of places and the true power of the crucifixion is the opportunity to transform unimaginable pain and suffering into faith, hope, and love.

Praying the Way of the Cross / Orando el via crucis

A fully bilingual resource for praying the Stations of the Cross in groups or individually. The prayers, scripture, and music for the entire service appear in English and in Spanish on facing pages. Suit the needs of your school or parish and choose one language, or combine some English and some Spanish elements. Everyone will easily follow the service in their own language.

Psalms for the Church: Lent & Holy Week

Reflexiones En Cuaresma: Llamados A La Conversión—Año B

El tiempo de Cuaresma nos invita a la oración, reflexión y conversión. 

Por ello, se ha creado un recurso pastoral basado en las lecturas dominicales del tiempo de Cuaresma. Reflexiones en Cuaresma, es una serie de tres libros basada en los tres ciclos de este tiempo litúrgico. Cada libro contiene seis sesiones, y cada sesión ofrece momentos de oración reflexión y preguntas para el compartir la fe. Tiene como propósito ayudar a que las personas se reúnan en pequeñas comunidades eclesiales y mediten sobre la Palabra de Dios durante este tiempo.

Rejoice and Be Glad

Daily Reflections for Easter to Pentecost 2021

Ronald D. Witherup, PSS

There is no better season to renew one's relationship with God than Easter, the most joyful days of the church's year. Rejoice with these inspiring reflections on the daily Mass readings. In just minutes per day, the insightful meditations of Rejoice and Be Glad can help you embrace, live, and share the good news of the great Paschal mystery.

A Retreat in the Desert with Jesus

This small book has rich seeds to nurture your faith in both the Lenten Season and beyond.  Rich in spiritual primers, it can help you to take stock of your life and live better the grace of your Baptism.

Spend a little time with one of the Readings of the Day followed by a brief reflection from an early or recent Tradition of the Church. Continue your prayer time with a suggested concrete act of conversion and end with a Saint’s prayer or one by the author. 

The Road Back to God

By Larry Neeb

With Scripture and prayer for each day of through the eyes of God, this devotional booklet by Larry Neeb, The Road Back to God, will accompany you as you travel through the eyes of God’s way of understating the meaning of life.

Sacred Space for Lent 2021

By The Irish Jesuits

Lent, a holy time of introspection and penance in preparation for the passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ, can be further enriched with Sacred Space for Lent 2021, a daily prayer experience from Sacred Space, the internationally known online prayer guide.

Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent
A practical introduction and guide to this ancient Christian practice, Sensing God includes easy-to-follow instructions, guidance and support, as well as 46 enriching daily reflections on the Gospels, highlighting their meaning and continued relevance for living today.
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Los Siete Dones del Espíritu Santo

Whether you are just about to make your Confirmation or you made it over 50 years ago, there is more to know and cherish about the awesome gifts of the Holy Spirit. Reading and reflecting on Bishop Serratelli's words will enable you to be more open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Through history, art, Scripture, and Catholic documents, you will appreciate and grasp more fully how the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit can help you to live a truly authentic Christian life filled with peace and joy.

Station to Station

By Gary Jansen

In Station to Station, Jansen uses the scriptural Way of the Cross to focus our minds and hearts on Jesus' anguish and death. Walking through each station, we see the unique ways in which Jesus responded to suffering, and we are challenged to react similarly in our own struggles. Furthermore, through various Ignatian exercises, Jansen encourages us to imaginatively pray our way through the stations and to gradually respond more as Jesus would when we are weighed down by life's burdens.

Stations of the Cross

Community Prayer Edition

Timothy Radcliffe, OP; Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB

Stations of the Cross: Community Prayer Edition offers parishes and other communities a unique and contemporary way to pray the Stations. It includes brand-new prayers composed by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, along with excerpts from his full-length meditations and the remarkable images that accompanied them in the original, hardcover edition of Stations of the Cross.

Stations of Cross for Children

By Julianne M. Will

With captivating illustrations and real-life prayers, Stations of the Cross for Children helps kids ages six through twelve reflect on Jesus' Passion and apply His courage and sacrifice to their lives.

The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All

Paul Turner, illustrated by Ronald Patrick Raab, CSC

The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All invites a wounded church to contemplate the passion and death of Jesus through the experience of clerical abuse survivors. This one-of-a-kind resource is written and illustrated by priests to foster healing amidst the destruction committed by their brothers. Award-winning author and acclaimed liturgist Paul Turner pairs each of the fourteen Scripture-based stations with powerful quotes from survivors of clerical sexual abuse and responds to each with profound confessional prayer. Thought-provoking paintings by author and liturgist Ronald Patrick Raab, CSC, accompany each station.

Steadfast Love

By Ed Arle and Gil Duchow – Inspired by Henri Nouwen

Featuring daily Scriptural inspiration, accompanied by the writings of Henri. J.M. Nouwen, a theological master, this gem of a spiritual resource guides you through Lent with hope, faith, joy and peace.

The Story of Easter 

Ideal book for young children. A sturdy book that will stand up to wear and tear, it provides clear, simple text to introduce children to events surrounding the death and Resurrection of Jesus. With full-color illustrations and a carry-along handle.

Surrender All

An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross

By Jen Norton

Contemporary Catholic artist Jen Norton offers a unique opportunity to ponder the extravagant love of Christ through the Stations of the Cross. Combining Norton’s powerful, full-color illustrations with scripture, her original reflections and prayers, and journaling space, Surrender All will help you encounter Christ’s Passion in a new light.

That You May Have Life: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of John

A wonderful resource for individual or group study of the Gospel readings appointed for the Lenten season, cycle A, or RCIA. The seven sessions include thought-provoking commentary, probing questions, and invitations to reflect on selections from the musical That You May Have Life by Marty Haugen.

Through His Wounds We Are Healed 

Through His Wounds We Are Healed from Catholic Book Publishing provides a profound spiritual experience by exploring the importance of the Way of the Cross. In this book, author Vojtech Kodet, O. Carm., leads us on a journey of spiritual awareness, demonstrating how the Way of the Cross can be a great way to unite ourselves and the difficulties we face more intimately with Christ in His sufferings. Through His Wounds We Are Healed awakens us to how we can, in this new understanding and unity with Christ, experience His healing power. This deeply comforting book is a tremendous resource for anyone experiencing challenges, illnesses, or any form of suffering.

Totally Lent! (Primary) - 2021

A Child's Journey to Easter

Each week begins with a two-page introduction designed to help young people explore Lenten practices and learn more about how their Church celebrates throughout the year. Engaging activities and pencil puzzles and games help develop and reinforce the seasonal concept.

Totally Lent! (Intermediate) - 2021

A Kid's Journey to Easter

The day-by-day format can provide focus and structure for intergenerational and family-based catechetical programs as well as home-school catechesis. Engaging activities and pencil puzzles and games help develop and reinforce the seasonal concept.

Totally Lent! (Jr-Sr High) - 2021

A Teen's Journey to Easter

From Ash Wednesday, February 17, through Easter Sunday, April 4, each day features a new page of reflections and activities. For teens, there's greater emphasis on thoughtful reflection and daily "mini-journaling."

The Way of the Cross

Every one of us has, at some time in our lives, walked a lonely trail of pain and isolation. Christine Ondrla guides us along The Way of the Cross with personal reflections that show us we are never alone. This book can be used for individual prayer or in a communal setting. Pen and ink drawings by Charlotte Lichtblau accompany each station. Unique to WLP‚ Way of the Cross is a separate recording of powerful music reflections for each station, created by Denise Morency Gannon (002691). The Way of the Cross is a wonderful centering tool, not only during the Lenten season but whenever we need the reassuring presence of God.

The Way of the Cross - Versions 1 and 2

Graziano Marcheschi

In these two versions of the Stations of the Cross you will find contemporary prayers and texts, elegant full-color art work and striking music that speaks well to today’s world. Version I is a shorter text requiring one book for the leader and each participant. Musical accompaniments for Version I are found in edition G-3743FS. Version II contains a marvelous dramatic text allowing for a more involved prayer experience and includes roles for the leader, people, and four spoken “voice” parts. When performing Version II, people use edition G-3743 while the leader, organist, and “voices” use the full score edition (G-3743FS). Version II is ideal for Good Friday.

The Way of the Cross Print Set

These gorgeous 8 x 10 images of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross are printed on glossy, heavy-duty cardstock and are perfect for display in parishes, schools, and family homes.

The Way of the Cross with St. John Paul II

By Father Herbert Niba

The Way of the Cross with Saint John Paul II provides a simple but profound opportunity to practice this devotion publicly or privately, during — and beyond — the Lenten season. Each of the fourteen stations is interpreted in light of one aspect or event in the life of John Paul II, from tragic losses to physical and emotional demands, his long illness, and the assassination attempt. His lived experience of the Cross is further confirmed by the words of fourteen witnesses who knew him or who were influenced by him. Walk the Way of the Cross with Saint John Paul and, like him, come to know the love of Christ that allows us “to take up that cross once more and, strengthened by this love, to continue our journey."

Walking with Jesus: Preparing the Way of the Cross with Children

During Lent, the Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross) are prayed with great frequency, including by children in religious education programs or parish schools. Author Christine Ondrla, drawing on her own extensive experience as a parish catechist, has written this guide for catechists and teachers to help them prepare their students for preparing a Stations of the Cross service. This helpful manual will be invaluable for anyone involved in the outgoing spiritual formation of the next generation of Christians.

We Thirst for You, O Lord: Meditations for Lent

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A simple and beautiful way to prepare for Easter! The new We Thirst for You, O Lord: Meditations for Lent is a 16-page, full-color booklet packed with thoughtful reflections based on the Sunday readings, along with questions to ponder, Catechism connections, signs of the season, family activities, and prayers. In addition to two pages of meditations for each week, the booklet includes information to help Catholics experience a deeply meaningful Lent, including an examination of conscience, how to make a good confession, and the Stations of the Cross with Scripture suggestions for meditation. Now more than ever it’s important to offer Catholics the resources they need to remain close to the Church and their Catholic faith, and We Thirst for You, O Lord was prayerfully written and designed with that goal in mind.

Were You There?

A Service for Holy Week

Carla J. Giomo

Readings from Luke’s Passion gospel are interspersed with choral settings of hymns and spirituals, and the extinguishing of candles. The choral arrangements are not difficult and provide compelling commentaries on Jesus’ suffering and death and on the human condition. This edition includes the complete order of service and the octavos that make up the musical part of the liturgy. Choral settings are for SATB choir, soloists, and piano. Also available is Giomo’s Vespers: A Service for Evening Prayer, which is useful for parishes that hold midweek Lenten worship services.

What Am I Doing for Lent This Year? Second Edition

Paul Turner

This popular booklet presents Lent as a powerful opportunity for spiritual growth and renewal.

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What Am I Doing for Triduum This Year? Second Edition

Paul Turner

What am I doing for Triduum This Year? guides individuals in planning their observance of the Three Days as a personal retreat in the midst of the parish’s communal celebration.

What Do I See at Calvary

By Various Writers

With scripture, storytelling and prayer for each day, this devotional booklet gives children perspective on the very long story following Jesus journey throughout Jerusalem during Holy Week. Ages 6-10

Where God Hides

Stories of Divine Inspiration

Liam Lawton

In this moving exploration of the path to understanding God’s presence, Liam Lawton considers how we can bring spiritual awakening and consolation into our lives, in every circumstance. Liam shares remarkable stories of human life and of the people and events that have touched him during his years of ministry, along with fascinating perspectives on his own spiritual awakening.

With Your Whole Heart

By Amy Welborn

With Your Whole Heart devotions and activities of Lent, the whole family can celebrate the love that Jesus gave us.