AshWednesdayclipNOTE: With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we have shifted our Lenten resources beginning with week 4 of Lent to respond specifically to this moment. You can find our full range of resources on our Coronavirus Response page by clicking here.

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In the introduction to this year’s Lenten reflection booklet, Fasting Towards Freedom: Reflections for Lent 2020, Pax Christi USA Executive Director Johnny Zokovitch, writes:

“In the Gospels, Jesus doesn’t call us to believe in him, to like or love him, not even to worship him. For those who would be his disciples, Jesus’s call is to follow him. We are called to listen to him, to learn from his words and deeds, and to embody ourselves who it is that he is and to do what he has done. Who we are as Pax Christi USA always comes back to this most fundamental question: How are we witnessing to Jesus in the world today? How are we being the ‘peace of Christ’ in a world steeped in violence, fear, injustice and pain?”

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 being the “Peace of Christ” in our world today.
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REFLECTIONS FOR SUNDAYS AND HOLY DAYS

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.) 

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PRAY-STUDY-ACT EACH WEEK OF LENT

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. 

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LENTEN RESOURCES

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SPECIAL EVENTS AND DAYS OF OBSERVANCE

Good Friday Observances

WE ARE NOT ENCOURAGING THESE EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING.

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.