Lent & Easter Resources

Prayers, reflections and suggested actions to enhance your Lenten journey and Easter celebration in the light of Laudato Si’.

Check out our Prayer Resources page for a library of other items, including Stations of the Cross, that can be used individually or with a group. 

Ecological Examen (examination of conscience) based on Pope Francis’ message in “Show Mercy to Our Common Home” (2016). Created by Laudato Si’ Movement. 

Ecological Examination of Conscience to reflect on how we’ve harmed or helped our relationship with creation. Provided by the IHM Sisters Committee of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation.

40 Days; 40 Ways: A Guide to a Green Lent offered by Franciscan Action Network (2019).

The River Does Not Divide Us: Pentecost Novena on the Care of Creation — A series of prayers and reflections for use in the Easter season, beginning the Friday after Ascension through Pentecost Sunday. Easily adapted for use anytime. Created by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. 

New for 2023

2023 Daily Reflection-Action Calendar to Cultivate Creation Justice. An ecumencial Lenten resource to help individuals learn, reflect, repent, ask God for forgiveness, and take concrete steps to change course towards integral ecology. Created by Creation Justice Ministries

Daily Gospel reflections with Bro. Mark Schroeder, OFM. Journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday with daily encouragement for taking social and ecological action. Follow Franciscans for Justice on Facebook and Instagram to view the daily posts. 

2023 Lent Calendar filled with daily suggestions for changing attitudes and taking action along a journey of ecological conversion. Part of Laudato Si’ Lent with Laudato Si’ Movement

*NEW* Ecological Way of the Cross created by the Franciscan Friars Conventual. Each station includes a meditation, prayer and hymn for individual or group use. Reflecting on the stations of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection we are reminded that our common home belongs to God as we ask for strength and unity to care for all of creation. 

Lenten Reflection Guide 2023: Inspired by Laudato Si’ created by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers reflections, questions, prayers, fasts, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading.

Libraries of other resources

“On this Ash Wednesday, we pray that we might return to You, God, with all our hearts
as we fast, weep, and mourn for the degradation of the earth and all of creation.
Give us strength to continue this collective pilgrimage through the desert
and compassion as we accompany each other
through the life, death, and resurrection of the earth.
Stir in our hearts the desire to be contemplatives in action
as we prayerfully consider how we are uniquely being called to collaborate
in the restoration of creation and the renewal of the earth.”

(Prayer and text inspired by the Ignatian Solidarity Network)

Recreate the world

Creator God,
Because of your abundant love
you chose to bring light and order into the formless void,
to create a world of unsurpassed beauty
and you saw that it was good.
We ask that you continue to recreate the world
with that same attentive love,
to bring light into today’s ever increasing chaos and darkness
where we have failed to be stewards and carers of your creation.
Replenish our hearts
so that we too can renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Kieran O’Brien/CAFOD