2016 Lenten Resource from National Secular Franciscan JPIC Animator

In his 2016 Lenten Message, during this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis asked that ‘the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.’

To help facilitate this directive, FAN is delighted to bring you this resource, The Lenten Season of Peace for you and your fraternity or community members to pray and enjoy. By clicking on the attachment link below, you can download The Lenten Season of Peace for printing.

Developed by FAN Board Member and Secular Franciscan, Carolyn Townes, this publication is set up with brief Bible passages, questions to ponder and quick prayers. In the introduction, Carolyn reminds the readers, "Lent is a season of fasting but there is also a time for feasting. During this holy season, let us think about our call to fast from the overwhelming problems of busyness and feast on mindful and unceasing prayer. Let us fast from violence and fear and feast on the prayer for peace and compassion." Weekly Fast ideas and Feast ideas are

We hope you will print and use this guide each week during Lent. May it animate and guide you to a deeper and more just experience with our Lord and all of creation in this blessed season.

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