Lent 2016

Easter wishes from Pax Christi USA! 

AshWednesdayclipIn the introduction to this year’s Lenten reflection booklet, Everything is Grace: Reflections for Lent 2016, Pax Christi USA Executive Director Sr. Patty Chappell, SNDdeN, writes:

“We need to immerse ourselves in the Peace of Christ that is offered and lived out during this Lenten season even in the midst of the hate, racist and violent language, attitudes and behaviors that the media and politicians are feeding us. This is a time to both pray and act on the conviction that the exclusion of one individual or group of people is the exclusion of all of us.

“The Peace of Christ is a gift to all of us and it is our responsibility to open our minds, hearts and lives so that this gift finds a home in us, both individually and collectively. The Beloved Community we so wish to be to each other has no room for exclusion and privilege; rather it is a place where ALL are welcome.”

We hope the resources below inspire and encourage you in your own journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving this season, as we immerse ourselves in the “Peace of Christ”.


On this page throughout the season, we’ll be featuring reflections from a variety of authors of our current and past Lenten booklets. We’ll also be sending our weekly Lenten emails directly to your inbox if you’re subscribed to our free email service. (Click here to sign up if you are not already subscribed to our free email service.) 


Each week, we’ll be crafting a special Pray-Study-Act e-bulletin (PSA) with resources for us all to use and to act on in common. 



Good Friday Observances

Traditionally, many Pax Christi USA local groups plan and stage a “Way of the Cross” event on Good Friday, connecting the sufferings of Christ during his passion with the suffering of our brothers and sisters at the hands of violence, greed, poverty, sickness and war. Below are resources for groups interested in undertaking a Way of the Cross in their community on Good Friday. Also please let us know if you have a Way of the Cross planned in your community. We will list below the names of groups, with contact information, which will be staging a Way of the Cross this year.

Click here to see our page of resources and listings of where Good Friday Way of the Cross and other observances will be taking place.