Lent is a time when Catholics prepare for Easter, the coming and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time of repentance, fasting, preparation, and reflection. We are preparing ourselves for Christ's ultimate sacrifice and for many it is a humbling time that serves as a reminder to cut out the noise and go back to the basics of what's important in our lives. During these 40 days, Catholics are called to fast, pray, and give. Catholics usually fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays. In addition, they are called to increase their prayer life, and also give something up or do something extra during these 40 days to commemorate Jesus' suffering before his death. Not sure what to do for Lent? Here are some ideas. Give something up - like using non-recyclables, eating sweets, meat, or other foods, soda, alcohol, watching Netflix, using social media, or taking the elevator. Do something - like donating 40 things during the 40 days, writing a letter to someone every day, complimenting someone every day, adding more to your prayer life (like the Rosary), or listening only to Christian music.
Join our community to engage in prayer and community during the Lenten season.
During Lent, Campus Ministry will offer a Livestream Sunday Mass each Sunday at 5pm and Wednesdays at 12:10pm. We will also offer services during Holy Week. In-person Masses will be offered at 11am and 5pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel and Daily at 12:10pm, all with advance registration required.
An Ignatian Morning of Prayer
Saturday, Mar. 20 from 9am-11:30am
Join Fr. Thomas Roach, S.J. and Campus Ministry Director, Seán Bray, for a morning of Ignatian contemplative prayer. Participants will be introduced to Ignatian contemplation using scripture, centering prayer, time for reflection and shared prayer.
Advanced registration is required.
Join us at this livestream for our weekly Devotions during the Lenten Season. All devotions may also be attended in person by members of the Loyola community who are included in the COVID surveillance testing program. Registration is required and is available at links under the events listed below.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament / Silent Prayer & Meditation
Wed. February 24 at 8pm
Mon. March 1st at 8pm
Stations of the Cross
Wed. March 10th at 8pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament / Sacrament of Reconciliation
Mon. March 15th at 8pm
Stations of the Cross
Wed. March 24th at 8pm
Online Lenten Resources
There are many online Lenten resources, so here are a few of our favorite Jesuit/Ignatian ones: