***Suggested Age Range - Our suggestion of an age range for which the resources are best suited. This is just a suggestion to help you in your planning.***

Amen Prayer App

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Beginning Ash Wednesday, the Church once again unites herself to the mystery of our Lord’s forty days in the desert. Download the free Amen app today and gain access to an extensive library of Catholic prayers and meditations to help you be constant in prayer throughout this Lent. 

The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday - Dr. Brant Pitre

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Dr. Brant Pitre provides insightful Bible commentaries on his blog. He is one of the best! In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as: 
• Why do you we use ashes?
• Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving during Lent?
• Is Lent just about abstaining from a favorite food, or is there something more to it?


Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult


"In this short video, Fr. Mike explains how prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three pillars of a spiritually fruitful Lent. He then challenges us to try new ways to exercise these Lenten practices, sharing several simple strategies for drawing closer to God during this holy season."


If you want to start off your Lent with a reminder of Ash Wednesday’s deeper meaning, listen to Fr. Mike’s heartfelt words in this video.

Abiding Together - Lenten Book Study


Suggested Age Range: Adult Women
From their website: "This year, we will be reading Be Transformed by Dr. Bob Schuchts. Through the guide of this book, we will discuss how the Sacraments can heal and transform your relationship with Jesus Christ. 


     "Discover the Real You"You!

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Join Dynamic Catholic for their FREE Best Lent Ever 2022 email program.You will receive daily emails with inspirational videos and reflections that will help guide you on an incredible journey toward the-best-version-of-yourself. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, you’ll discover ways to transform your life in forty days. This year, Dynamic Catholic challenges you to start living every day as the real you!


Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Free daily email reflections: When you sign up, you can choose to receive the reflections in English or Spanish. Bishop Barron will then send you a new lenten Gospel reflection each day during Lent.

Cana90 - A Lenten Challenge for Married Couples

Best suited for: Married Couples with Children at Home
Mike and Alicia Hernon of the Messy Family Project, have created this Lenten challenge for married couples with young families. Here is the description of Cana90 from their website: This Lent and Easter why not walk on the path of holiness that God has laid out for you already?  Parents and spouses are called to love and sacrifice first within their own homes, so we designed Cana90 to challenge families to become more of who God is calling them to be – communities of life and love.  We will help you choose commitments of prayer, fasting, and mercy that turn your heart towards your family.  Daily emails will keep you focused and inspired. Activities will draw you deeper into relationship with your spouse and children. Let us begin again and seek transformation through prayer, fasting, and mercy for our marriages and our families. Email, digital download, and print version available. Click on the link for more info and to sign up!

Carmelite Online Retreat — Lent 2023
Prayer: Living our vocation as God’s children

Suggested Age Range: Mature Teens-Adult

Children of God: we are already God’s children through our baptism. But how can we fully realize our profound vocation to become sons and daughters of God? Mental prayer, which is personal silent prayer, is a privileged way for us to become and grow as daughters and sons of God in Christ. This Lenten retreat will help us to renew our spiritual life—in depth—in order to experience the grace of Easter with gratitude as God's children!
**This retreat is offered in many different languages!**

CarmelCast Season 5 - Book Study

Suggested Age Range: Mature Teens-Adult

Last Lent on CarmelCast, Deacon Pier Giorgio, Br. John-Mary, and Dr. MaryRuth Hackett led a book study of St. Teresa's, The Way of Perfection. Reading between 30 and 40 pages each week during Lent, you can finish and understand one of the most influential books about prayer ever written. St. Teresa of Ávila wrote The Way of Perfection to teach her nuns how to pray. Her writing is paced like a conversation and full of practical wisdom. Listen to the replay this Lentby clicking on the link.

Catholic Answers

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult

The Lenten Apologetics  Daily Email Series

In this daily apologetics series you'll learn: How was Jesus a prophet? What will happen to those who never hear of Jesus?​​​ What is a miracle? How can I join or help someone join the Catholic Church? How did the Church begin? What did the Early Church Fathers believe about the Eucharist? And much, much, more...

Article: Here’s What You Need to Know About Lent

Here is a great article, written by Jimmy Akin of Catholic Answers explaining everything you need to know to make the most of your Lent. Learn about the origins of Lent, Lenten practices and more!

The Catholic Gentleman - The Ultimate Lent for Men

Suggested Age Range: Adult Men
Podcast Episode 48: "In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss a great pathway this Lent for men. Formed by many years guiding men in the desert to better understand themselves and grow in their union with Christ, Fr. Innocent Montgomery, C.F.R. shares his wisdom with us for this Lent and beyond. We share in his joy as a Franciscan Friar, hear great stories, and learn why he felt called to write a book for men that guides us through Lent and the Easter Octave."


Suggested Age Range: Families / K-Grade 12
Printable resources. Some available free of charge and some available for purchase. There are some great resources here, including a free, printable Lenten calendar for kids!

Catholic Online School

Daily Readings

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
The Catholic Online School is completely free and faithful. Sign up for the daily Mass reading video lessons this Lent! In this class, you will partake inone Daily Reading lesson for each day of the month including 'Questions for Reflection' with Deacon Keith Fournier. Sign up for Lent!

Lent/Easter Classes & Resources

Suggested Age Range: -All Ages
Stations of the Cross, Living Lent 40-day challenge, classes on all important days of Lent/Easter, etc. There are literally tons of free resources to choose from!

Catholic in Recovery - 12 Step Program Support

Lent - 40 Meetings in 40 Days Challenge

Suggested Age Range: Adults
As a reminder, starting on Wednesday, February 22nd, you’ll receive an email every morning of Lent with a reflection, a commitment to action, and a list of meetings. To complete the challenge each day, we ask that you prayerfully read the reflection, complete the daily commitment to action, and attend a recovery meeting of any type each day during Lent.

Catholic Sprouts

Free Lenten Countdown & Worksheets for Children 2022

Suggested Age Range: Children (k-Grade 8)
These worksheets help children to: -Understand and celebrate every day of Lent! The calendar has been updated for 2023 and includes all of the feast days that fall within Lent 2023. -Stay engaged with Lent for all 40 days. -Understand that Lent is for them too! -"Check-in” on their Lenten Resolutions to Pray, Fast and Give each day. -Remember to fast on Friday, celebrate on Sundays and fully enter into the events of Holy Week. -Live a Holy Lent this year!


Suggested Age Range: Children (k-Grade 8)
Catholic Sprouts has compiled a list of 40 Lenten activities for families. There are some great ideas here for educational faith-building activities that children will love!


Suggested Age Range: Children (k-Grade 8)
A short (less than 10 mins), daily podcast for children. Listen with your child for Lent. Search for this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher or Youtube. The link to the podcast website is below.

Custodia Terræ Sanctæ - Virtual Way of the Cross

Suggested Age Range: All Ages
Franciscans in the Holy Land - Watch a virtual Way of the Cross for Lent on their social media channels!

The Divine Mercy.org Lent - Pause to Pray

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Get a daily email with an inspiring passage followed by a meditation by one of the Marian priests.


Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
"Prepare your heart for the joy of Easter! Fr. Joseph has prepared a series of Lenten meditations to guide us during this solemn season. Sign up includes weekly messages to your inbox beginning on Ash Wednesday and then on each Sunday of Lent and Easter Sunday. In addition, [they] will send you an eBook with these same meditations.

Formed Lent

Suggested Age Range: All Ages
There are lots of great resources on the FORMED platform for all ages, including"Lent with Brother Francis" for kids and the "Journey Into the Desert" Series for teens and adults! Peruse the list by clicking on the link below!

Spiritual Direction .com

Suggested Age Range: Teens-Adults
A list of many different lenten resources from spiritualdirection.com

Family Rosary - Lent


Suggested Age Range: All Ages
Holy Cross Family Ministries is offering free prayer resources to inspire your prayer as you and your family journey through this Lenten season. With inspiring ebooks, beautiful Lent calendar, daily family prayer, and more... you and your family can enjoy a joyful, yet simple, holy season.

Franciscan Media - Lent with St. Claire

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Experience daily Lenten messages sent right to your inbox! Each morning, you will receive a timely reflection on the season inspired by the life and legacy of St. Clare of Assisi, a prayer to inspire you each day, and videos to enrich your Lenten experience!

Franciscan University of Steubenville's Lent Resources for Catholics

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Free and faithful resources from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Videos, music playlist, wallpapers for your electronic devices, etc. 

Lenten 40 Days for Life Campaign

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
The Lenten 40 Days for Life Campaign begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22 and Priests for Life offers great prayer resources for praying in front of abortion mills, your private prayer and your prayer groups. Follow the link below for more information and to access these resources.

The Red Bird Ministries Lenten Small Groups

Suggested Age Range: Adults
This wonderful organization ministers to the hearts of all grieving parents/families of child loss. Join them on February 22, 2023 to pray together, fast together, and offer alms together as a family. Follow the link below to join a virtual or in-person small group, or to find resources and materials for a small group study.



Suggested Age Range: Mature Teens-Adult
Founded by Catholic evangelist Matthew Leonard, the Science of Sainthood is a series of systematic, beautiful video courses, Scripture, saint reflections, and meditations that lay out - step-by-step - the path to sainthood. It's everything you need to know and instruction on how to do it. For Lent this year, they are offering FREE streaming of their series, "Total Abandonment to God's Will!"

A Simple Guide to Penance and Mortification

A FreeTruth.ca Original Resource!

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Need a refresher on what exactly penance and mortification are, and the difference between the two? We have created this easy-to-follow infographic for you! Download the pdf file free!

Lenten Mission: Renewal Ministries

Suggested Age Range: Mature Teens-Adults
Check out their free booklets and other resources. More info on Lenten resources to follow...

The Fulfillment of All Desire - Lenten Mission 2021

Replay on Demand!


Suggested Age Range: Children (k-Grade 6) 
This PDF booklet was created by a Canadian. It includes daily Lenten reflections or activities (mortification, prayer or other way to grow in virtue) for children. An awesome, free resource for kids!


Loyola Press - Resources for Your Lenten Journey

Lent invites us to turn our minds and hearts back to the God of mercy. Discover inspiring ways to observe the season with these ideas from Loyola Press.

Bookmark the following link for a full selection of Lenten articles, activities, prayers, and videos!

Living Lent Daily Email Series

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Lent presents a wonderful time to explore Scripture in our daily prayer, so reflect each day with the Scripture-based inspiration of Living Lent Daily, an e-mail series. Authors and other friends will share reflections based on Bible verses featured in the Loyola Press 3-Minute Retreats. Each day you’ll receive a message with one of these reflections. The messages also include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers.

HOLY WEEK Resources

Suggested Age Range: Families /All Ages
An excellent list of resources to make your Holy Week extra special, including devotions, 3-Minute Retreats, crafts and activities for families, and articles to read.

Hallow Prayer App - #Pray40

 Lent 2023: The Complete Guide to the Catholic Season of Lent

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Sign up free for and participate in Hallow's Lenten #pray40 challenge. Pray Every Day this Lent with Jim Caviezel, Jonathan Roumie, Mark Wahlberg, Mother Olga, Father Mike Schmitz, and Immaculée Ilibagza! 


Lenten Adventure

Suggested Age Range: Families / Children Ages 5-12
Holy Heroes provides some great Lenten resources for families. Some are available for purchase. Their Lenten Adventure is a free daily email subscription that includes videos and printable activities.

Institute of Catholic Culture

Suggested Age Range: Adult Learning Opportunities
The Institute of Catholic Culture offers weekly, instructor-led, live learning experiences, over 1000 hours of on demand lectures and courses, and weekly Gospel reflections, all free! Check out some of their offerings for Lent and Easter! You can also browse their extensive library of on-demand lectures and courses!

Mom for All Seasons: 20 Hands-On Lent Activities for Families

Suggested Age Range: Primary-Aged Children
Engage your children in this rich season through hands-on Lent activities. Activities that allow children to see, hear, taste, and touch are the most meaningful, and to be honest, just plain fun for them. At early ages, children learn through play, so if we can make an activity fun for them, they’re much more likely to retain the information presented to them.

Pietra Fitness - Free 14-day Trial Online Studio

Suggested Age Range: All Ages
We love Pietra Fitness, stretching and strengthening exercise featuring Christian prayer and meditation! Strengthen and enrich your body, mind, and soul with the Pietra Fitness' Lenten Series in their Online Studio. Complete each class on your time and in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy the spiritual benefits of Lenten Scriptures and meditations, along with the physical benefits of the classes! Get ready for your best Lent ever—physically, mentally, and spiritually! Sign up for a free 14-day trial of the Pietra Fitness Online Studio to participate.

Journey Through Scripture - ST. PAUL CENTER

"Holy is His Name" - Free Video Series with Scott Hahn!

Suggested Age Range: Teen-Adult
Register for the FREE Lenten streaming series, led by Scott Hahn, tracing the meaning of holiness from its origins in Scripture to its appearance in our own lives today. Experience the transformative power of God’s holiness. Watch this 12-part scripture study for FREE, beginning Ash Wednesday. Sign up now!

Resurrection Meringue Cookies

A FreeTruth.ca Original Resource!

Suggested Age Range: Children (k-Grade 8)
A fun and educational baking activity for families. Make these before bed on Holy Saturday, leave in a"sealed" oven overnight and wake up to delicious cookies representative of the empty tomb of Jesus! This recipe includes the Bible readings for each step of the process. 

Real Life Catholic - Living Joy

Suggested Age Range: Teens & Adults
Complete this series free this Lent!
More info from the website: God created you for JOY—and he wants that for you here and now! You just have to cooperate with his plan and follow some simple steps. Join us for a new, totally free online video retreat based on the life-changing rules in Chris’ bestselling book, Living Joy. The short, daily video lessons are full of wisdom, experience, and common sense. Sign up today to discover the joy YOU were made for!


Suggested Age Range: All Ages
A list of resources complied by FreeTruth.ca 


Suggested Age Range: All Ages
A great informational webpage about Lent. Topics include: Lent History, Customs, Prayers, FAQ, Traditions, & More


Suggested Age Range: Teen & Adult Women


Women of Grace invites you "to jump-start your Lenten Journey by joining [the] weekly Women of Grace Warrior's Rosary Crusade. When you join, you will be gathering with other Rosary Warriors who will constantly embrace you and your family in prayer. You will also have the opportunity to submit your intentions to the group for their special intercession. And, [they] will regularly send you FREE resources to help you grow in your love and devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary and the powerful prayer of the Rosary. The live online Rosary Crusade will be EVERY Wednesday at 4PM ET."