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AMDG    Tips and resources for a prayer-filled Lent.
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This Wednesday, we start the long journey through Lent to Easter when we celebrate the mystery of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. This is the holiest time of our liturgical year as we prepare to celebrate Easter by removing from ourselves the small luxuries in our life that distract us from God. This season can seem daunting, so it's best to start with some kind of plan, and work out what you will take up and what you will give up.

Give something up

Lent is a time in which we strip away things from our lives which separate us from God. In this article from Thinking Faith, Nicholas Austin SJ explores how our attempts at an ascetic way of life for forty days each year can go wrong if our motivations are not rooted in the wisdom of the Christian tradition. Read more >>>

Take something up

As well as giving something up during Lent, it's important to take up something. By taking something up we co-operate with God by bringing ourselves closer to him in works of prayer. 
One way to do this would be participating in our Lent Retreat Women of the Passion, prepared in collaboration with Sacred Space.
Join us in prayer >>>
Our reflections prepared with the Jesuit Refugee Service UK are an ideal supplement to our Lent Retreat. Find out more >>>
During Lent, it's traditional to pray the Stations of the Cross. Try our reflections on the Stations of the Cross. Join us in prayer >>>
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