NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent.

Want to find a way to pray with a community of educators this Lent? Join Hallow’s #Pray40 challenge using the QR code below. Hallow is the #1 Catholic prayer app with personal prayer, meditation, music, as well as special benefits for NCEA members! Lent is about deepening our relationship with God – through fasting, prayer and almsgiving. For ways to incorporate this into your daily life this liturgical season, visit Hallow’s Lenten resources by clicking the logo below.


Lenten Resources

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This is a comprehensive list of Lent resources that can be used in schools for Lent, especially in connection with Laudato Si' and Laudate Deum.

Join the Pray40 Lent Challenge: He Leadeth Me
This Lent, on the Hallow App, we’ll walk through the life-changing, spiritual classic He Leadeth Me, written by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. Fr. Walter, a Jesuit priest and missionary, was imprisoned for over twenty years in the Soviet Union, first in solitary confinement and then in a Siberian worker camp. Amidst some of the most brutal conditions imaginable, Fr. Walter underwent a profound spiritual journey. In fear, he found hope. In confinement, he surrendered his life to God. Learn more here. Don’t have access to the Hallow app yet? As an NCEA Member Benefit, you receive 30% off a Hallow for Educators subscription. Request your discount here to begin praying with us on Hallow this Lent!

Join the Pray40 Kids Lent Challenge: Saints and the Spirit
During the Kids Lent Challenge for grades PK- 8, each week will focus on a different Gift of the Holy Spirit, featuring the story of a Saint who lived out that gift in their own lives. Featuring all new Saints Alive episodes every Monday and opportunities for prayer, reflection, and social emotional learning. Check out our Lent educator resources here. Don’t have access to the Hallow app yet? As an NCEA Member Benefit, you receive 30% off a Hallow for Educators subscription. Request your discount here to begin praying with us on Hallow this Lent!

15+ FREE Resources for Lent You Will Love
Lent is a season of simple living. As the entire Church prepares for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum, Catholics make special efforts to pray, do penance, and do good works. Every day of the forty-day Lenten season is an opportunity to live simply and prepare for Easter.

Six Ways to Evangelize During Lent
During Lent, when your friends or co-workers express curiosity about Catholic customs and symbolism, use those moments as opportunities to evangelize! Following are six common questions Catholics hear during Lent and some evangelizing answers.

Videos for Lent
A curation of videos by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Lent.

Lenten Activities for Children
The activities provided offer ideas for how you can help the children you serve understand and embrace the season of Lent.

Teach Children about the Triduum
During the Easter Triduum, we celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus. Download a printable Triduum activity designed for early childhood and primary aged children.

Catechetical Activities for Lent
Whether you are able to gather parishioners together for an intergenerational event or observe the season in small groups, Loyola Press has activities for you.

40 Ideas for 40 Days Calendar
The activities are grounded in the symbols, Scripture readings, devotions, and traditions of the Lenten season. Check this calendar each day to find another Lenten activity that you can adapt for your own setting.

Lent Frequently Asked Questions: With Joe Paprocki
Joe Paprocki, National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, provides simple answers to frequently asked questions about Lent.

What’s with the Ashes? 
Many of us have heard this question when we arrive at school, work, or home with the blackened cross on our forehead. The observance of Ash Wednesday is the most popular weekday celebration in the Catholic Church’s liturgical year.

Lenten Pinterest Board  
LOTS of resources to make Lent more spiritual and keep it holy! Don't miss OSV's Journey through Lent with the Saints.

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