The Way of Lent with St. Josemaria Escriva
As we retreat into the desert with Christ, we are provided an opportunity to look inward and to assess what we need to change so that we may be a Christ-like image in the world today. St. Josemaria explains: “We cannot regard this Lent as just another liturgical season which has simply happened to come around again. It is a unique time: a divine aid which we should accept. Jesus is passing by and he hopes that we will take a great step forward – today, now” (Christ is Passing By, no. 59).
Available as a free digital download in our online shop, The Way of Lent Devotional has been prepared to accompany you on your spiritual journey this season! The devotional includes excerpts from The Conversion of the Children of God, a homily given by St. Josemaria Escriva in 1952, accompanied by a weekly meditation, reflection questions, and points from the writings of St. Josemaria to pray with each day.
We hope this resource will help you reflect on the Paschal Mystery and allow you to more fully partake in the joy of the resurrection. As we respond to a God of merciful love, it is our hope that these meditations inspire conversion not only during Lent but also serve as a catalyst for spiritual transformation throughout the Easter season.
On the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast, we share weekly reflections by priests of Opus Dei that, in the spirit of St. Josemaria Escriva, guide us in our daily life of prayer so that we can grow closer to God and become sowers of peace and joy in the world. Listed below are the featured podcasts that correspond with The Way of Lent devotional: