Catholic Mobilizing Network invites you to pray along with us this Lenten season. For each week of Lent, we offer a special reflection to guide your spiritual preparation for the death and resurrection of Christ.
A complete collection of our 2019 Lenten reflections is available for download below.
This year's reflection authors are:
Mary Beaudoin: Mary volunteers as chair of the Death Penalty Abolition and Restorative Justice Issue Team for the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative. She also works as Director of Religious Education at Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Rockville, MD.
- Andy Rivas: Andy is the Executive Director for the California Catholic Conference. He has also held roles at the Arhcdiocese of Los Angeles, the Texas Catholic Conference, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Becky Visosky: Becky serves as Executive Director of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas.
- Sr. Rita Ann Teichman, CSJ: Sister Rita Ann serves on the Board of Directors of CMN and acts as the liaison to its sponsor, the Congregation of St. Joseph (CSJ).
- Molly Linehan: Molly is the Director of Campus Ministry at Charleston Catholic High School in Charleston, WV. She works with issues of poverty and the environment in Appalachia and serves on the boards of Bethlehem Farm and ABLE Families.
- Julio Escobar: Julio manages the Restorative Justice Ministry at the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He is also the President and Founder of Comunidad San Dimas, a non-profit focused on the rehabilitation, mentorship, scholarships, and spiritual care for juveniles incarcerated, in probation, or parole.
- Rev. Scott Adams: Scott serves the community of Loyola University Maryland as Assistant Director of Interfaith and Ecumenical Ministries. He holds two Master's Degrees in Theology and previously served as the director of a non-profit restorative justice program in Durham, NC.
- Deacon Denny Davis: Deacon Denny is the director of South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and serves as a spiritual advisor to some of those on South Dakota's death row.
- Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy: Krisanne is the Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network. She is co-author of Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures published by Baker Books in June 2016. She has a Master in Theology degree from Boston College.
- Kate Grosmaire: Kate is the author of Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer – A True Story of Loss, Faith, and Unexpected Grace. She and her husband, Deacon Andy Grosmaire, founded the Ann Grosmaire Be the Change Fund to promote education on forgiveness and restorative justice practices.
- Felix (Phill) Rosado: Phill is co-founder and co-coordinator of Let’s Circle Up, a restorative justice project based at Graterford State Prison. He has been fighting a death by incarceration sentence (also known as life without parole) since 1995.