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Lent at Cheverus

Lent is a time of reflection. The 40-day journey to Easter is marked by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Our President Fr. Robert Pecoraro, S.J. preached at the all-school Ash Wednesday Mass and called upon each of us to reflect on who we can become this Lent and urged us to carry our Lenten practice beyond the 40 days and beyond Easter. Fr. Pecoraro said that when we "rend our hearts" -- or open our hearts, we create space for God. He said, “When God's grace fills our hearts, we can't help but be changed.” 

Here are some resources that can help you open your heart to God this Lent: 

Daily Mass at Cheverus

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all Masses on campus have been canceled.


Jesuit Lenten Resources:


A Jesuit Guide to Lent, a selection of articles from America Magazine about Lent. 


Imagine - A Jesuit Guide to Prayer


Lent presents a wonderful time to explore Scripture in our daily prayer, so reflect each day with the Scripture-based inspiration of Living Lent Daily, an e-mail series. 


8 ways to pray during Lent


‘Journeying with Jesus’, the Pray-as-you-go & Sacred Space Lent retreat 


Thinking Faith is the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain. Find articles and reviews which will help you think about your faith and think, through your faith, about the world.


Journey into freedom, a retreat for Lent and Easter from the  Jesuits in Britain


From Ashes to Glory: Take up the practice of reflecting on your day, its gifts and graces, and the progress you are making in life with Christ. From Ashes to Glory is a way of praying the Examen through Lent, by Joseph Tetlow, SJ.


Social Justice Lenten series unites voices from Jesuit network & beyond from Ignatian Solidarity Network


Growing in Friendship with God This Lent. Deepen your relationship with God by reading reflections by William A. Barry, SJ, and the dotMagis blogging team. Based on Lenten Meditations: Growing in Friendship with God.


The Ignatian Workout: An Online Retreat. Tim Muldoon’s audio reflections accompany suggestions for prayer and action each week. Based on the book of the same name, the online retreat invites you to practice being a spiritual athlete.


Arts & Faith: Lent. Enjoy a visual prayer experience this Lent. Each week includes a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures and an accompanying Ignatian reflection at dotMagis.


READ: Join the Jesuit Lenten Book Club. The Jesuit Conference is sponsoring a 40-day, online, interactive book club. We’re reading Graham Greene’s 1940 novel "The Power and the Glory." Sign up to be part of facilitated conversations, led by author Nick Ripatrazone and AMDG podcast host, Mike Jordan Laskey.


From Jesuit Colleges:

Return to me: Lenten reflections from Holy Cross

Praying Lent: Creighton University’s Online Ministries reflections, online retreats, daily prayers and other resources

From Boston College: Weekly Lenten Reflections by Mario Powell, S.J., and Michael Simone, S.J.


Other Catholic Lenten Resources: 

Lenten resources from the Diocese of Portland 

Lenten resources from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Lenten reflections from the Religious of the Sacred Heart

Lenten reflection guide toward an ecological conversion from the Maryknoll Sisters