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Lent and Holy Week: The Path to Easter

Some resources for drawing as much spiritual fruit as possible from Lent and Holy Week, in preparation for celebrating our Lord's resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Recent News

Message of Pope Francis for Lent (2022)

"Let us not grow tired of uprooting evil from our lives. May the corporal fasting to which Lent calls us fortify our spirit for the battle against sin."

From the Church and the Pope

Lent with Blessed Alvaro

Alvaro del Portillo died on 23 March 1994. Here is an extract from a letter he wrote on 2 February 1985, at the beginning of Lent.


"Let us daily contemplate his wounds"

Homily of Pope Francis at Mass for Ash Wednesday and distribution of ashes on 17 February 2021.

From the Church and the Pope

What is Lent?

What is Lent? Where does it come from? Here are some frequently asked questions about Lent to help enter into the meaning of the liturgical season more deeply.

Doctrinal Articles

A Meditation for Ash Wednesday

A meditation by Fr Brian McCarthy for Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent (17 February 2021).

Fostering Interior Life

"A time for believing, hoping and loving"

Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2021. The time leading up to Easter is "a journey of conversion, prayer and sharing of our goods."

From the Church and the Pope

"Stuff"– An Open Conversation

"Stuff" is a conversation with seven couples from a variety of countries and backgrounds, but with a single shared concern: that their children form healthy relationships with material goods and learn how to use them responsibly.

Social initiatives

Holy Week: "He Loved Them to the End"

"At the heart of the Liturgical year lies the Paschal Mystery, the Triduum of our Lord’s Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection. The whole history of salvation revolves around these holy days."

Fostering Interior Life

“Be reconciled to God!”

"In the sacrament of Penance, the fire of God’s love consumes the ashes of our sin." Homily of Pope Francis in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, Ash Wednesday, 26 February 2020.

From the Church and the Pope