February 16, 2013

Lenten Resources

Here are some wonderful resources for Lent, as you seek to accompany Jesus on His way to the cross through your prayers and sacrifices:

Lenten Sacrifice Cross:
http://www.casciabooks.com/lent.html
Simply click on the teal words, "Lenten Cross" and you can download a nice copy to print out for each of the kids, to help them stay focused on their sacrifice each day!

Mercy Cross:
http://www.catholicsistas.com/2013/02/12/making-sacrifices-real/
Follow these easy directions for practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, finishing at Easter with a visual representation of all your sacrificial gifts for Jesus!

Lenten Pinboard:
http://pinterest.com/catholicsistas/lent/
Here is the Catholic Sistas pinboard for Lent on Pinterest.  It's filled with wonderful links and ideas!

Catholic Icing:
http://catholicicing.com/?s=lent
As usual, Lacy has lots of hands-on ideas for small children to really engage in Lent, from cheap and simple meatless meals to a Lenten Path to color!

Tomb Garden:
http://www.colleenhammond.com/family-life/craft-easter-garden/
If you've got a green thumb, here's a nice indoor project to do in anticipation of finding the empty tomb on Easter morning!

Lenten Prayer Chain:
http://www.catholicinspired.com/2013/02/lenten-prayer-chain-countdown-plus-more.html
Jennifer has included some easy printables to make a Lenten Prayer Chain, as well as LOTS more activities for Lent and Easter (the latter for those who like to plan ahead!), including a clothes pin crucifix, how to braid palm branches, and a list of Link Ups with at least 20 more easy, fun, practical ideas!

Good Friday Meal:

http://showerofroses.blogspot.com/2011/04/lenten-dinner-on-good-friday.html
Jessica sets a wonderful table for Good Friday, full of simple foods with symbolic meanings to help draw your family closer to the Stations of the Cross!

Lenten Pinboard:
https://pinterest.com/avemommas/lent/
I just started a pinboard for Lent, as well.  Please let me know of any helpful ideas for Lent that we can pin and share with everyone!

1 comment:

Monique said...

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http://mountaingrace.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/first-blog-award-liebster-award/