Lent 2019

Lent is an opportunity for us to take a break from the hectic pace of our lives and reflect on the ways God is challenging us to grow.  Traditionally, we do this through prayer, reflection, and fasting.  Some people like to "give something up" for Lent, others prefer to do something additional that allows them to live the call of Jesus to love God and our neighbor more deeply.  There is no right or wrong way to observe Lent as long as you stay open to the way that God is calling you to a deeper love with God and creation.

One way that our community is the "Two Minutes Deeper" program.

Two Minutes Deeper:

A new opportunity for adult learning

During the Sundays in Lent, the Cathedral Community will conclude Sunday liturgies with a brief reflection in response to the question, "Who is Jesus?"  These reflections - just two minutes long - will draw from a book titled, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, by Fr. James Martin, the popular Jesuit author and lecturer. The idea is to feed the soul with some prayerful, interesting and sometimes provocative insights about Jesus as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter.

These reflections are meant to be easy to consume, but ripe for future contemplation.  Each week, you'll receive a handout that includes the text of the reflection and suggestions for further reading or study. In addition, you''ll find displays in the narthex intended to supplement the reflections you'll hear.  We hop this enhances your Lenten prayer.

Click Here: 2-Minutes Deeper - The First Sunday of Lent

If Art is more your style of reflection, check these out:

Ash Wednesday: CLICK HERE for a reflection on John Berney Crome, “Great Gale at Yarmouth on Ash Wednesday,” 1836 *

Week 1 of Lent: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Limbourg brothers, “The Temptation of Christ,” between 1411 and 1416 *

Week 2 of Lent: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Lorenzo Lotto, “The Transfiguration of Christ,” c. 1511 *

Week 3 of Lent: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Alexey Pismenny, “Parable of the Fruitless Fig Tree,” 2008 *

Week 4 of Lent: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Rembrandt van Rijn, “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” circa 1668 *

Week 5 of Lent: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Palma il Vecchio, “Christ and the Adulteress,” circa 1525–1528 *

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Wilhelm Morgner, “Entry of Christ into Jerusalem,” 1912 *

Holy Thursday: CLICK HERE for a reflection on the Mosaic in Basilica di San Marco in Venice, “Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples,” circa 1210 *

Good Friday: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Andrea Mantegna, “The Dead Christ (Lamentation of Christ),” 1475–1478 *

Holy Saturday: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Folio, “The Women at the Tomb; The Descent into Limbo,” 1386 *

Easter Sunday: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Canterbury Cathedral, detail of Redemption Window,  Gothic stained glass, c. 1200–1207 *

* All of these are created and provided by Loyola Press