The Lenten season is a time of increased prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Christ’s resurrection at Easter. Check out these additional resources you and your family could use to go deeper in your faith.


Books

Activated Disciple 40-Day Challenge with Jeff Cavins from Ascension Press will help you become more like Christ as you cultivate the eight characteristics that are the most important in the life of a disciple: love, selflessness, forgiveness, kindness, humility, attentiveness, patience, and contrition. This challenge will help take your faith to the next level. This challenge comes with a journal, a book, online video access for a whole year, and an online journal for $29.95. Get your copy here.

Ascension Press has released The Ascension Lenten Companion: Year C with Fr. Mark Toups. This $12.99 book combined with the FREE weekly video series on Ascension’s website will provide you with “scripture, contemplative meditations, sacred art, and inspirational prayer exercises to create a unique retreat experience that will take you deeper into your relationship with Jesus and will help you experience Lent in a way you never have before.” Get your copy here.

Draw Near Lenten Devotional by Brick House in the City will guide you on a pilgrimage through the desert with seven extraordinary men and women of God. Learn about their lives, reflect on scripture, meditate in prayer, and discover how each person exemplifies laying down shame and embracing intimacy with God. Get your copy for $25 here. Also, check out last year’s devotional, No Unlikely Saints – A Mental Health Pilgrimage with Sacred Company.


Free Daily Email Reflections

Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries emails FREE daily reflections on the Gospel during Lent. Read the Gospel each day and reflect on how it applies to your life today. Sign-up here.

Dr. Tim Gray from FORMED has created a FREE video reflection series based on the daily readings during Lent. Each day you will receive in your inbox a short video which features Dr. Gray commenting on the daily Mass readings, explaining the Scriptures, and providing you with concrete ideas on how to apply them to your Christian life. Sign-up here.

Lenten Adventure from Holy Heroes has FREE daily email reflections, videos, and printable activities for the whole family. The program makes learning about the faith fun for kids of all ages. Sign-up here.

Lenten Streaming with Dr. Scott Hahn of St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Register for the FREE Lenten video streaming series, led by Scott Hahn, featuring faith-inspiring talks on Confession, prayer, the Eucharist, and knowing the Gospel. Everyone who registers for Free Lenten Streaming will also receive a FREE bonus PDF booklet of daily reflections on the Mass readings, “Journey Through Lent.” Sign-up here.

Matthew Kelly from Dynamic Catholic puts together a FREE Best Lent Ever series every year. This year, they are offering two different pathways you could take with your daily free videos. One is “The Generosity Habit” which speaks into how daily giving can change your life and transform the world. The other is “Difficult Teachings” which cover 40 of Jesus’ most difficult teachings. Sign-up here.