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A Lent and Easter OCTAVE resource for individuals and groups

Written for busy individuals but easily adapted for groups, each day includes a scripture reading and a reflection upon it, some questions to aid prayer and discussion, and relevant quotes from Pope Francis.

the resource

  • A small book that is easy to carry, and read, while commuting or sitting at home (18cm x 11cm, 128 pages)
  • Daily reflections for Ash Wednesday to Good Friday, Easter Monday to the Second Sunday of Easter
  • For each day there is a double page spread with: the date; a Scripture verse; a short reflection; a quote from Pope Francis; and a short prayer
  • Introduction and ‘how to use this book’
  • At the back of the book there are suggestions for group use and questions for reflection and sharing

The Spirit and the Cross will nourish and nurture prayer each day during Lent and into the first week of Easter.

The daily reflections will invite the reader to contemplate a verse from the Scripture reading of the day. This reflection will be followed by a quote from Pope Francis and a simple prayer.

The daily reflections will only require a few minutes for a person to read, reflect and pray. This Lenten practice will lead the reader into a deeper reflection on their daily life. As they ‘look to Jesus’ – in their families, workplaces and the community – they will walk as ‘missionary disciples’ on the path to Easter, and beyond. 

Reflections written by Deacon Peter Pellicaan

Contact the adult formation Team

Email

formation@bne.catholic.net.au

Phone

(07) 3324 3440

We acknowledge and pay respect to Traditional Custodians on whose land we walk, live and worship. 

We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.