Lent with the Carmelites – an Interactive Calendar

How are you preparing yourself for the Lord’s return?

The penitential season of Lent is again upon us – a time during which we pause and refocus on prayer, fasting and almsgiving – the three pillars of this holy season.   With the rush of everyday life and competing priorities, it can sometimes be difficult to make our Lenten journey special and meaningful.  Therefore, we invite you to join us in following our virtual Lenten calendar, as we count down the days to Holy Week, when we will accompany Jesus along His journey to His passion and death, to ultimately share in the victory of His Resurrection.

Lenten Breakthroughs

We want to share your Lenten Breakthroughs! Tell us about them, and we'll share your stories, anonymously if you wish, with the rest of the community!
  • Example: @CarmeliteSisters
  • Example: @CarmelitesOCD
  • Example: @CarmelitesSistersOCD

Additional Resources

Pope Francis’s 2018 Lenten Message

Day 1

#Fastforward to the end of Lent and aim for Love

Day 2

Pray the Rosary for someone you have had a hard time forgiving.

Day 3

Set aside your phone for the day, be present for those around you.

Day 4

Give that parking spot to someone else.

Day 5

Drive in silence, and use that to pray and contemplate on our Lord.

Day 6

Fast from Criticism, pray for those you've thought negatively about

Day 7

Invite someone over for a meal

Day 8

Turn your car into a Chapel on Wheels!

Day 9

Spend the day away from social media.

Day 10

Donate your Coffee Cup

Day 11

Pray it forward!

Day 12

Fast for solidarity with the poor

Day 13

Give yourself to a Charitable Cause

Day 14

When you hear sirens, pray a Hail Mary for all involved

Day 15

Fast from Technology

Day 16

Offer your prayer for someone besides yourself!

Day 17

Pray the Examen!

Day 18

Fast for Peace

Day 19

Share Something Someone else Needs

Day 20

Pray over the scripture for 5 minutes

Day 21

Fast from TV, spend the time in Prayer

Day 22

How can you make almsgiving part of your daily life?

Day 23

Pray the Our Father with a Friend today

Day 24

Fast from Distraction, spend time with those you love!

Day 25

Receive someone in need with kindness!

Day 26

Pray for those who are suffering

Day 27

Abstain from meat, and eat only one full meal today

Day 28

Give a gift of Time and Volunteer

Day 29

Say a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for a Stranger

Day 30

Write an Encouraging Note to Someone

Day 31

Give your time to the Elderly or Homebound

Day 32

Attend a Weekday Mass

Day 33

Express your faith by fasting!

Day 34

Give, like St. Martin of Tours!

Day 35

Go to Confession

Tell us your Lent Breakthrough

We want to share your Lenten Breakthroughs! Tell us about them, and we'll share your stories, anonymously if you wish, with the rest of the community!
  • Example: @CarmeliteSisters
  • Example: @CarmelitesOCD
  • Example: @CarmelitesSistersOCD

Day 1

#Fastforward to the end of Lent and aim for Love

Day 2

Pray the Rosary for someone you have had a hard time forgiving.

Day 3

Set aside your phone for the day, be present for those around you.

Day 4

Give that parking spot to someone else.

Day 5

Drive in silence, and use that to pray and contemplate on our Lord.

Day 6

Fast from Criticism

Day 7

Invite someone over for a meal

Day 8

Turn your car into a Chapel on Wheels!

Day 9

Spend the day away from social media.

Day 10

Donate your Coffee Cup

Day 11

Pray it forward!

Day 12

Fast for solidarity with the poor

Day 13

Give yourself to a Charitable Cause

Day 14

When you hear sirens, pray a Hail Mary for all involved

Day 15

Fast from Technology

Day 16

Offer your prayer for someone besides yourself!

Day 17

Pray the Examen!

Day 18

Fast for Peace

Day 19

Share Something Someone else Needs

Day 20

Pray over the scripture for 5 minutes

Day 21

Fast from TV, spend the time in Prayer

Day 22

How can you make almsgiving part of your daily life?

Day 23

Pray the Our Father with a Friend today

Day 24

Fast from Distraction, spend time with those you love!

Day 25

Receive someone in need with kindness!

Day 26

Pray for those who are suffering

Day 27

Abstain from meat, and eat only one full meal today

Day 28

Give a gift of Time and Volunteer

Day 29

Say a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for a Stranger

Day 30

Write an Encouraging Note to Someone

Day 31

Give your time to the Elderly or Homebound

Day 32

Attend a Weekday Mass

Day 33

Express your faith by fasting!

Day 34

Give, like St. Martin of Tours!

Day 35

Go to Confession