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Lent

A Journey toward Ecological Conversion

A collaborative effort of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and the U.S. Dominican Sisters.

This year, the Lent Guide from Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns focuses on the topic of "ecological conversion."


Ecological conversion happens when “the effects of [our] encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in [our] relationship with the world around [us].”

— Pope Francis


This Lent, we invite you to reflect on your relationships with God, neighbor, and all creation. We will explore the interconnection of these relationships, consider how they are broken and in need of healing, and reflect on how God calls us to repentance and renewal on the journey towards the joy of Easter.

Two paths for your Lenten Journey

  1. Receive reflections each Tuesday in your inbox.
  2. Download the PDF to print or save to your tablet.

Second Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2020

February 7, 2020

“And [Jesus] was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.” – Matthew 17: 2 In this season of Lent, we are invited to step back and closely examine our lives and our hearts. It is not an invitation to a mere moment of reflection, but to …

Second Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2020
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Third Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2020

February 7, 2020

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.” – John 4:14 In this third week of Lent, the readings offer us the imagery of thirst and of water, inviting us to reflect on our deepest needs and desires, both spiritual and physical. In the gospel story, Jesus interacts with a Samaritan woman at …

Third Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2020
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Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2020

February 7, 2020

“So they said to him, “‘How were your eyes opened?’” – John 9:10 The readings this week play on the themes of light and darkness, blindness and sight. In the second reading from St. Paul to the Ephesians, we are told to expose the hidden, “fruitless works of darkness” and instead “live as children of …

Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2020
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Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 29, 2020

February 7, 2020

“Jesus became perturbed and deeply troubled and said, ‘Where have you laid him?’”  – John 11:33-34 In this week’s gospel reading, we hear the powerful story of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead. In the middle of the gospel narrative, one line in particular jumps out: “And Jesus wept.” What does it mean …

Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 29, 2020
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Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020

February 7, 2020

“Jesus cried out in a loud voice again, and gave up his spirit.” – Matthew 27: 50 On this last Sunday of Lent, we hear two gospel passages with contrasting tones and images. The first is the joyous procession of Jesus into Jerusalem, where he is hailed by a large crowd. The second is the …

Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020
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Ash Wednesday February 26, 2020

February 19, 2020

In this season of Lent, we are invited to step back and closely examine our lives and our hearts. It is not an invitation to a mere moment of reflection, but to a deep, challenging, and rewarding journey of repentance and renewal. At the end of this six-week journey is the joy of Easter – …

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First Sunday of Lent
March 1, 2020

February 19, 2020

“‘One does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’”  – Matthew 4:4 In this first Sunday of Lent, we are offered two stories to reflect on. In both stories, we are challenged to recall our radical dependence on God, our Creator. In the creation story, …

First Sunday of Lent
March 1, 2020
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