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Lenten Calendars



A Variety of Calendars to choose from that provide Daily Reflections, Activities and/or Prayers for Lent.

Lent in Your Email Inbox




Lent Tips From Pope Francis


Lent for Families, Teens and Kids

  • Family Lenten practices calendar: Author Traci Smith has devised a simple calendar for families, featuring a prayer, almsgiving or fasting activity for each day. The prompts in this printable calendar aren’t overly time-consuming and are easily adaptable for different aged children.

  • World Meeting of Families 2015 Philadelphia

  • Catholic Icing’s Lent activities for children: From Lenten calendars and an instructional for making a homemade crown of thorns to a DIY candle Stations of the Cross and almsgiving boxes, there are crafty and creative ideas for helping your kids engage more fully in Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, the Stations of the Cross, Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

  • LifeTeen.com’s “102 Things You Should Really Give Up for Lent”: Every year, the Life Teen staff  (this 2015 list is from Christina Mead) comes up with a refreshing list of out-of-the-box ideas of things that teens — or anyone — should consider giving up for Lent. Give-this-up idea No. 69 — not going to confession because it’s scary — is only one of the many short but powerful suggestions.

Lent for Social Media and Smartphone Users 

  • The #ShareJesus project: This Lenten social-media challenge from Life Teen encourages people to stay on Twitter and Facebook for Lent and seize the opportunity to share a short video each day about Jesus by top Catholic presenters.

  • Lentsanity” app The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (Focus) brings you the Lentsanity app and other social-media resources with reminders not to eat meat on Fridays, illustrated guides for Lenten observances, “Meat Police-approved” recipes and more.

  • Catholics Come Home’s “Movie” and “Heavy Burdens” evangomercials: The media apostolate is encouraging Catholics to share these powerful commercials with messages of Christ’s healing mercy and the power of the sacrament of reconciliation with others through social media and over email, in conjunction with the ads airing on national TV this Lent. Inviting fallen-away souls home to the Church is certainly a worthy Lenten activity.

Adult Reflection & Study

Confession for Lent

USCCB Catholic Catechism for Adults 

Available On-line for Free

References For Study and Reflection






Catholic Bibles:

Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Links for many other References

Lent on Audio and Video

  • My Beloved Son: Meditations for Lent, distributed by Lighthouse Catholic Media, offers Father Barron’s thoughts on spiritual discipline.

  • The Augustine Institute’s Lenten-retreat audio CDs: Fortunately, the moving talks given at the Denver-based institute’s 2012 Lenten retreat can be re-experienced through your own ear buds this year. Three distinguished professors give presentations entitled “In the Battle,” “In the Desert” and “At the Cross,” guiding the listener toward a more fruitful experience during the holy season of Lent. 



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