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

Ascension Press has released The Ascension Lenten Companion: Year B with Fr. Mark Toups. This book (currently only available as an e-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.

Unlikely Saints Lenten Devotional by Brick House in the City will guide you on a pilgrimage to the Cross with seven extraordinary men and women of God. Learn about their lives, reflect on scripture, meditate in prayer, and discover how each person exemplifies Catholic Social Teaching. Get your copy here.


Bible Studies

Parousia – The Bible and the Mass is a scripture study created by Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. The study contains 10 video episodes connecting the dots on how Scripture is fulfilled by Jesus in the Eucharist. These episodes are available for FREE during Lent! Sign-up here.

Salvation History Lenten Bible Study is being hosted by the founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), Curtis Martin, and renowned theologian, Dr. Edward Sri, for FREE! Every Monday at 7 PM CST during Lent (and a little beyond), they will Live Stream and discuss the big picture of the Bible, how we fit in that story, and how to share that story with others. Sign-up here.


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.

The Society of G.K. Chesterton sends FREE daily email reflections on the life of St. Joseph through the lens of G.K. Chesterton. Throughout the season of Lent, grow closer to Christ through daily quotes, reflections, and prayers. After Divine Mercy Sunday, two e-books will be given away for FREE to each subscriber as well. 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.

Matthew Kelly from Dynamic Catholic puts together a FREE Best Lent Ever series every year. This year, journey through his latest book, “I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life’s Essential Daily Habit.” Throughout Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and God. Sign-up here.

Fr. Ken Geraci and Good Catholic is taking you on a Lenten journey through The Life of Christ. For 40 Days, experience the life of Our Lord through insightful daily articles and a reflection from Fr. Ken Geraci, that will illuminate the events of Jesus’ life and give actionable ways to follow him in your own life. Get access here.


Audios

Tim Muldoon from Ignatian Spirituality has created a retreat based on his book, “The Ignatian Spiritual Workout“. Starting Ash Wednesday and continuing each Monday, become a spiritual athlete in this online retreat for FREE by listening to the audio reflections accompanied by suggestions for prayer and action. Access them here.

Aleteia, an online Catholic news and information website, has compiled a list of the Top 10 Catholic Podcasts to listen to for deepening your prayer life and growing in your faith this Lent and every day thereafter. Check them out here.