2017 Lenten Reflections and Materials

March 16, 2017

As we prepare to enter into this season of Lent, CMN invites you to join us in prayerful reflection and contemplation as we work to live with mercy and justice. Each week we will send you a special reflection, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing through the Holy Triduum and Easter. 

This year, our contributors include: 

Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017: George Williams S.J, Catholic Chaplain of San Quentin State Prison in California

First Week of Lent, March 5, 2017: Elizabeth Hughes, Director of International Program, Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Second Week of Lent, March 12, 2017: Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant   

Third Week of Lent, March 19, 2017: Patrick Sprankle, D.Min, Director of Youth Ministry at St Louis Parish, Clarksville, MD

Fourth Week of Lent, March 26, 2017: Scott Wright, Director, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Fifth Week of Lent, April 2, 2017: Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ of LaGrange Park, IL  

Palm Sunday – Sixth Week of Lent, April 9, 2017: Marie Dennis, Co-President, Pax Christi International

Triduum Reflections:

Easter Reflection:

    • Sunday, April 16, 2017: Rev. Brian O. McDermott, S.J., Dr. Theol., Special Assistant to the President, Georgetown University 


CMN is also excited to share a new resource with you, Stations of the Cross. Journey the way of the cross while meditating on the need to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.

Looking for additional Lenten reflection tools? CMN has prepared a Good Friday Reflection pamphlet to end the use of the death penalty, as well as our Death Penalty and Restorative Justice workshops that can serve as additional reflection resources.