Resources for Lent 2017

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2017

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2017 focuses on the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Its title is The Word is a Gift. Other Persons are a Gift and you can find the full text here.

Our Province offers these Reflections on Pope Francis Message for Lent 2017 to encourage members of the Sacred Heart Family to reflect on Pope Francis’ Message in the light of core elements of our spirituality, and the calls, or major directions, identified by General Chapter 2016.

Links to Resources

Catholic Religious Australia provides links to a wide range of resources for Lent 2017 on this page. Here you’ll find a Carbon Fast Calendar, a Gospel non-violence resource, a way of the cross, stations of the forest and more.

Xt3’s Lent Calendar app can be downloaded here and the one by Caritas Australia can be downloaded here.

An Invitation to Action

Members of our Province participate in networks of religious against trafficking in persons both in Australia and in New Zealand. For example, Sue Ross RSCJ is a member of Aotearoa New Zealand Religious Against Trafficking in Humans. They are circulating the following notice in church bulletins during Lent:

Can you do something similar?

You can find out more about slavery free chocolate from Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans here.

Resources for Lent 2017