LINKS FOR LENT
Episcopal Relief & Development offers a 2017 Lenten Meditations guide. Available in English and Spanish, this year's devotional focuses on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women.
d365 Daily Devotional is written especially for students and seeks to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey. Although devotions are available every day of the year, they offer a special series for Lent. For iPhone and iPad users, there's a handy d365 app.
Lent Madness is back again! The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as they offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch.
Forward Movement offers very inexpensive devotionals for Lent, including "Meeting Jesus on the Margins" which includes contributions from our Annual Council keynote speaker, the Rev. Canon Mike Kinman.
Church Publishing has a nice selection of Lenten reading materials for adults, children and families, including "Love Life Live Lent: Be the Change!", "Under the Fig Tree: Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent", and "What We Do in Lent: A Child's Activity Book".
Center for Action and Contemplation: The website for Fr. Richard Rohr and his organization that promotes contemplative prayer as a way to take action on the gospel. Daily meditations are available.
Society of St. John the Evangelist: On behalf of my brothers at SSJE, I’d like to welcome you to our 2017 Lenten offering, “5 Marks of Love”, which will begin this Sunday (February 26, 2017).
This six-week series invites us to observe and reflect on the ways in which the Divine Life expresses itself in and through us; individually and in our faith communities, as well as in the world around us. Week by week we will explore each of the Anglican Communion’s five “Marks of Mission” (Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform, and Treasure) through videos, questions, and exercises designed to help us speak clearly and act truthfully, motivated always by hearts marked by God’s love. We Brothers of SSJE believe that the Marks of Mission are actually “Marks of Love,” signs that God’s love is making its mark on us, and through us, on the world in which we live.