Personal reflections are always an option for American Catholics on Ash Wednesday and beyond, but there are a wide range of experiences for those who want to participate in a group setting, including parish-level events and European travel.
Looking for Lenten retreats? Here’s a sampling of what’s online or in-person
Pope leads Way of the Cross in empty, torch-lit St. Peter’s Square
The Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Square was held with no public participation because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carolyn Woo: From disaster, an Easter people rise
It is ironic that the pandemic has come upon us during Lent: the time for examination of self, giving to others and prayer.
Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday
On Holy Saturday, April 11, as Christians contemplate Jesus lying in the tomb, Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia will lead a liturgy of prayer and contemplation before the Shroud of Turin at 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. CDT).
Fra Angelico’s ‘The Entombment of Christ’
Fra Angelico’s “The Entombment of Christ” places us at the tomb as those who loved Christ and were loved by him prepare his body for burial.
Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others
“Today, in the tragedy of a pandemic, in the face of the many false securities that have now crumbled, in the face of so many hopes betrayed, in the sense of abandonment that weighs upon our hearts, Jesus says to each one of us, ‘Courage, open your heart to my love. You will feel the consolation of God who sustains you,'” Pope Francis said.
Reflections for Holy Week
Scripture readings guide the faithful through Holy Week.
Palm Sunday reflection — ‘obedient to death’
“If you knew you were going to die, what would it mean to die with dignity?”