Lent has officially begun for Christians everywhere, and what better way to focus on the Reason for the season than to live it in love.
So I thought I’d try to round up some Lenten resources for you, similar to what fellow Catholic mom, blogger and CatholicConference4Moms presenter Leila has done (you should totally read her post, by the way!). Some of these links go to articles/posts that I’ve written in recent years, others go to my “go-to” sites for anything and everything Catholic:
On Catholic Culture:
Learn all about Lent and everything related to it via Catholic Culture’s Lenten Workshop.
On Catholic Icing:
You’re probably familiar with decorating for occasions like Christmas and Easter but have you ever tried decorating for Lent? Try it — read this for a few ideas. You can also check out this extensive list of Lenten activities for children for ideas that you can incorporate into your family routines this Lent. Or read everything Lent-related on the site, if you have the time. 😉
On Smart Parenting:
9 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Lent (they’ve edited it though)
Be a Better You This Lent: 5 Things You Can Do (I don’t know why my byline isn’t there, but I definitely wrote this!)
On The Learning Basket:
Here is a great list of Lenten books for preschoolers — I wish we had these easily available locally!
Lenten resources for families with teens:
Ideas from LifeTeen.com
Celebrate your crosses — An Ash Wednesday reflection on YouthPinoy.com
2015 Lenten Calendars:
From Loyola Press: Good for parents and older kids
From CalendaronPics: Great for families to reflect on the deeper meaning of Lent
From Morning Star Family Holy Hour: I personally love this one! (Check it out below.)
Here’s to a meaningful and blessed Lent for us all!