Are you looking for retreats, devotionals, and other resources to nourish you through Lent? As we walk the 40 days together as a community, consider how you might observe the fast days between Sundays. Below are several opportunities in our diocese and elsewhere. If you have something to add to this list, don’t hesitate to include it in the comments.
- Walking through Lent with Mark: The Diocese of Niagara has put together a series of short reflections on the Gospel of Mark, intended for daily reflection, beginning with Ash Wednesday. Find them here.
- Quiet Day for Lent: The Manitoba Associate of St. John the Divine are sponsoring a Lenten quiet day at St. Luke’s, Winnipeg, on February 21st, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All are welcome. See more information here.
- Do Lent Generously: Join a movement started in the UK which invites 40 days of giving back, communally, during Lent. Accept the challenge to reach beyond yourself this Lent here.
- Lecture Series: St. Stephen and St. Bede, Winnipeg, are hosting a Lenten series entitles “Scriptures, Society, and Worship” the first four Mondays in March at 7:00 p.m. Topics include, “A Guided Tour of the Bible” (Michael Wilson), “Who is my Neighbour?” (Charles Huband), “Can Christians Unite?” (Don McCarthy), and “Worship: A Journey with Buxtehude” (Lottie Enns-Braun). See the full schedule here.
- Wisdom in the Wilderness: Lutherans Connect is again putting out their daily Lenten devotional, complete with poetry, music, and reflection. This year’s focus is on the prophets and mystics. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, you’ll find the daily reflections here.
- Daily reflections for iPhones & iPads: The Church of England has released an app on iTunes for daily reflection throughout Lent. Great for on the go! You can view and download the app here.
- Bible Study: The national Church has put out a weekly Bible study for Lent, to be used for group or individual study. Both the study and the Lenten reflections for PWRDF can be found here.
- Council of the North: Receive weekly reflections from the Anglican Council of North about justice, healing, and servanthood as experienced in the northern context. Intended to be easily inserted into Sunday bulletins. To subscribe, email them.