Lent

Lent

FORMED is excited to present curated content to help the Church journey through this Lenten season. In this collection are resources to help the faithful deepen their understanding of various Lenten days, practices, and devotions. You can find resources on prayer, the mystery of Christ's Passion, the roots of Holy Week found in Judaism, and many things to help guide the faithful through the holiest days in our liturgical year—the Triduum. We pray that all of these resources draw us deeper into the mystery of Lent, Holy Week, and the Triduum as we look forward to the joy of the Resurrection.

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Lent
  • Stations of the Cross by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

    The Augustine Institute presents a beautiful meditation on the Stations of the Cross by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, narrated by Dr. Christopher Blum. This prayerful reflection is accompanied by the Schola Cantorum of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Littleton, CO, chanting the traditional Catholic h...

  • Sorrowful Mysteries

    Be led in the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary with this spoken Rosary set to music. Enter into the most trying hours of our Lord Jesus Christ's life, alongside the Blessed Virgin, through this devotional prayer, accompanying passages from Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and ...

  • Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues by Bishop Robert Barron

    Join noted professor of theology and author, Bishop Robert Barron, in this revealing presentation as he sheds light on the seven deadly sins—those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our relationship with God and others—and the antidote to them, the seven lively virtues! Bishop Barron uses Dante'...

  • Prayer: Gateway to the Spiritual Life by Abp. Paul Coakley

    Archbishop Paul Coakley attended the University of Kansas where he completed his undergraduate studies in English and Classical Antiquities. After being ordained to the priesthood in 1983, he served as a priest of the Wichita Diocese for 21 years. He was installed as bishop of Salina, Kansas by P...

  • A Quick Thought on Lent

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    When I was a kid, my family used to drive down to Florida every year for winter break. About a month before each trip, my dad would stay up late every night after work to fix up the old station wagon… and I had to hold the light. It was in these few weeks, with my dad, holding the light, before...

  • My Beloved Son: Meditations for Lent by Bishop Robert Barron

    Bishop Robert Barron offers five sermons on the spiritual discipline we must cultivate in the Lenten season, a discipline centered on Christ. These meditations cover topics such as finding our identity in God, prayer as the key to mission, our thirst for God, how to end our alienation from God, a...

  • Holy Week by Dr. Brant Pitre

  • Into the Desert

    1 season

    Our Lord teaches that prayer is a relationship and a vital necessity. And yet, many of us have difficulty committing to daily prayer. Follow Jesus into the desert this Lent and discover intimacy with God in this 6-week video-based study with daily meditations in the participants guide. Dr. Tim Gr...

  • A Lent to Remember

    1 season

    Using the highly-acclaimed Augustine Institute programs Symbolon and Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession, A Lent to Remember explores the ways God reaches out to each of us with his mercy. Through Christ's suffering on the cross in the Paschal Mystery and his perpetual reception of his...

  • The Jewish Roots of Holy Week

    Holy Week is the holiest week of the year. But why do we call the entire week “holy”? Does anything important happen on the days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday? Follow Scripture scholar and professor Dr. Brant Pitre as he walks through each of the seven days of Holy Week, and explains how ...

  • Lectio: Salvation with Dr. Michael Barber

    1 season

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    At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven "for us men and for our salvation." But what does "salvation" mean? In this remarkable 10-part video series, Scripture scholar and theologian Michae...

  • Understanding Palm Sunday

    Focusing on the Biblical account of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Ben Akers break open the meaning of why Jesus rode on a donkey, the significance of the palm branches and the singing of Hosanna, and how this event launched Holy Week and the redemption of the world. ...

  • Holy Week in Rome: A Journey with the Pope

    See how Holy Week is commemorated in Rome. Hear from theologians, professors, art historians, and Vatican officials about Jesus' last days on earth and how those moments have been relived throughout the centuries in Church ceremony and art.

    From the washing of the feet to the walk to Calvary, P...

  • Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Dr. Brant Pitre

    Dr. Brant Pitre is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who regularly lectures throughout the country. In this stunning talk, Dr. Pitre applies his knowledge of the Jewish roots of Christianity to the very heart of the Gospel:the love of Christ. You will learn what it really means to have a "pers...

  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 8: The Last Supper and the Cross

    What is the connection between the Old Testament celebration of Passover and Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples—and how does that impact the Mass as we know it?

    Click to view the entire series of Lectio: Eucharist

  • Holy Week Tenebrae with Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan

    Join the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan each morning of Holy Week at 6am EDT for Tenebrae, right here - live on FORMED.

    For more information, visit https://www.rsmofalma.org/

  • Holy Thursday: Jesus' Last Supper and Arrest

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber as they continue the Holy Week journey with Christ. Today's bible study will cover the last supper and Jesus' arrest in Gethsemane.

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  • The Paschal Mystery: The Mystery of Jesus' Death & Resurrection

    Through Jesus's Death on the Cross, God reveals himself most profoundly as the God who is love. Christ's sacrificial love saves us from sin and shows us the pathway to true human happiness. We are made to live like Christ: in total, self-giving love.

  • Jesus’ Death in Light of Old Testament Sacrifices

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Mark Giszczak examine how all the sacrifices of the Old Testament prefigure and prepare us to understand the meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for sin. This is an excellent study to prepare for Holy Week.

  • Holy Saturday: Jesus' Descent into Hell

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber unpack the celebration of Holy Saturday:Jesus' descent into hell, which is often misunderstood.

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  • Love—Sacrifice—Trust: He Showed Us the Way by Fr. Mike Schmitz

    Fr. Mike Schmitz shares important insights on the meaning of Christ's Cross. He shows how God's rescue mission for us includes the need for each person to embrace his own cross in order to reestablish trust in the Father and the understanding that love requires sacrifice. It also includes a bonus...

  • Glimpses Along the Way of the Cross by Monsignor James Shea

    In these three beautiful talks, Monsignor James Shea guides us along the Stations of the Cross, teaching us how to open our hearts more to the suffering and loneliness of Jesus on His way to Calvary. Weaving together the insights of keen believers like Fr. Richard Neuhaus, Caryll Houselander, Arc...

  • The Sacrament of Penance by Fr. William Casey

    Speaking on reconciliation, Fr. William Casey, Superior General of the Fathers of Mercy, reminds us that confession, the forgotten Sacrament, is the ordinary means for the forgiveness of mortal sins after baptism and a veritable treasury of graces and spiritual strength for us in our daily strugg...

  • Three Days That Changed the World by Fr. Hector R.G. Perez

    Fr. Perez brings us alongside Jesus in the final hours of His public ministry as He brings to fulfillment the very purpose His Incarnation, the salvation of all mankind. Fr. Perez's detailed insights of those last three days offer a moving look into the loving heart of the Messiah and detailed de...