Lent Study

If you are interested in following a personal programme over the Lent period, the attached resource from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland may be helpful. It is entitled “Setting our hearts on fire!” Ideally worked with a small group, grab some friends, although it can work for an individual. Please download it HERE.

Or if you are looking for inspiration about what to do over the Lent period but can’t face giving up chocolate – maybe these ideas will help? Written by Pope Francis for Lent 2019, they can be suitable for any time.

Fast from hurting words and say kind words
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude
Fast from anger and be filled with patience
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
Fast from worries and have trust in God
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity
Fast from pressures and be prayerful
Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others
Fast from grudges and be reconciled
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.