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Resources/Ignatian Spirituality

Slow Lent – Giving Time to Jesus

Faith Formation, Ignatian Spirituality

By Jesuit Communications Australia
Mar 7th, 2018

Slow Lent is a contemplative Lenten resource for use in Catholic schools and other ministries, produced by Jesuit Communications Australia. 

In the Sunday Gospels throughout Lent, we find Jesus in a number of environments: deserts, mountaintops, temples and towns. Each place plays an important part in Jesus’ journey. Slow Lent invites us to spend some contemplative time with Jesus in each of these places, not just on Sunday but for an entire week.

Starting from each Sunday’s Gospel, Slow Lent will take us more deeply into each Gospel story, to bring Jesus’ experiences to life, and to help us reflect on what they might be saying to us today. The idea is to take Lent slowly and reflectively – to commit ourselves to spending time each day with Jesus.

The reflections are designed for schools or other ministries to use in their morning staff briefing or prayer session at the beginning of the week. The daily reflection points and video links can then be provided to staff through the week, encouraging them to spend time each day in contemplation on the journey to Easter.

Accompanying each reflection is a ‘Slow TV’ video clip. Each video takes you into a space that is similar to that which Jesus experienced in the Gospel story. The videos are a tool to help clear people’s minds from their daily tasks so they might contemplate the story more deeply.

This resource was republished with permission of Pray.Com.Au