February 10, 2012
Coming soon: Lent 2012
Are you ready for Lent yet? Has it snuck up on you? No idea what to do this year?
Well, we hope you'll find some ideas here at redemptorists.net. We have several things planned for these pages that we hope will help us all grow in love and walk more closely in the footsteps of Our Redeemer.
Back by popular demand, our daily Lenten devotional — Redemptorist Reflections — is now available in our online gift shop. This single booklet, with meditations in both English and Spanish, was written by Redemptorists and our lay associates. Supplies are limited, so don't wait too long to order your copy!
Our annual online Lenten retreat begins on Ash Wednesday. Check back every Wednesday through Lent for a new reflection. Father James McDonald will be our guide through these next few weeks, offering his thoughts on the theme, "Embraced by Lent."
And we're trying something new this year. Tune in on Ash Wednesday to our homepage or our YouTube channel for a special video series. You'll meet a few Redemptorists and some lay associates who'll share with us what Lent is about for them, and they'll share what they're doing for Lent this year. We'll check in with them later in Lent to see how they've done!
You'll find our retreat and videos on our Facebook page as well. We hope you'll join us on our journey toward Easter. Let us all keep each other in prayer.
Who are the Redemptorists?
Two thousand years ago Jesus said, “He sent me to preach the Good News to the poor.” Since 1732 the Redemptorists have followed in His footsteps, preaching the Word and serving the poor and most abandoned. Our congregation of missionary priests and brothers was founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori. Like the first Apostles, our mission—and our joy—is bringing the message of salvation to all people. As Redemptorists, we have a special devotion to crib, cross, Mary, and the Eucharist. To learn more, explore our website and connect with us on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.