With Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season now upon us, several friends and partners of FAN have let us know of resources they have developed for this important season in the life of the Church. We are happy to share these resources with our members.
The Holy Days and Holidays committee of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition has again developed Lenten resources for 2017. The Ash Wednesday piece was contributed by our own Sr. Marie Lucey and contains scriptural reflections, linked as devotions with the suffering steps of refugees & immigrants.
The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach and the Sisters of Mercy’s Institute Justice Team pulled together a Lenten Novena for Protectors of Mother Earth. The 9-day guide begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and includes the anniversary of the murder of Berta Caceres in Honduras, International Women’s Day and the Rise with Standing Rock events in D.C.
The Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns’ developed a reflection guide, “A Journey with Gospel Nonviolence" which offers reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the written reflections and recorded discussions by the 83 Catholic peacemakers who attended the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016.
The Franciscans of Reconciliation have developed "Lenten Offerings", a guide containing specifically Franciscan ways of reflecting throughout Lent around the Franciscan themes of simplicity, humility, prayerfulness, love, peace, and care for creation.
If you know of another resource we can share, please contact us. Keep checking this page for updates.
We encourage all our members to make use of the guide that speaks most to your heart. During the Lenten season, it is essential to incorporate deep prayer into our lives to assist and further our personal transformation. We wish you all a Lenten season of Peace and All Good.