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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  • 10 Things You Might Not Know About Lent

    Lent is the time of year when Catholics reveal their deep love for the color purple…and self-inflicted punishments. Just kidding! There’s so much more to this pre-Easter tradition than meets the eye. Here’s 10 things you might not know about Lent.

  • The Passion According to Saint Luke

    In a captivating one-man dramatization, Shakespearean actor Leonardo Defilippis vividly brings to life Saint Luke’s account of Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. Defilippis transforms himself into a multitude of characters: the treacherous Judas, the cynical Pharisees, and the repentant Sain...

  • Jesus, Remember Me

    “Jesus, Remember Me” is a Christian hymn written by Jacques Berthier (June 1923 – June 1994), a French composer of liturgical music, best known for writing much of the music used at Taizé. This particular performance features the talents of Hannah Martin.

  • Lent and New Life in Christ: The Gift of Grace & Almsgiving

    Join Dr. Michael Barber as he discusses the transformative power of grace and almsgiving.

  • Liturgical Living | Catholic All Year at Home w/ Kendra Tierney

    Join the Tierney family as they celebrate the feast of Saint Frances of Rome, patroness of homemaking! Learn about practicing the corporal works of mercy in the home, the very Catholic Lenten history of pretzels and beer, and watch Kendra and three-year-old Barbara make something they like to cal...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: On Retreat with Karol Wojtyla

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    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...

  •  Embracing the Crucible of Motherhood

    Motherhood is not easy, but through this struggle, God loves our children and forms us into the women he desires us to be. In this talk, Alicia Hernon, mother of ten and co-founder of the Messy Family Podcast, talks about the gift of the crucible of motherhood and how God pours out his grace on o...

  • A Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

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    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • Crown Of Thorns

    “Crown of Thorns”, composed by Danielle Rose and arranged by J.J. Wright, is performed here by Danielle Rose and the Notre Dame Folk Choir.

  • Face of Mercy Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries

    “The Word was made flesh." (Jn. 1:14)

    Imagine the vulnerability of God, born as an infant, so powerless, so dependent. He entrusted Himself to Mary, and she held Him in her arms.

    Saint Luke Productions has created a simple yet profound rosary, reflecting on Jesus as the Face of Mercy. The me...

  • 7 Secrets of Confession by Vinny Flynn

    In this inspiring presentation, popular speaker Vinny Flynn explores the "hidden" truths of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, presenting what to many will be a whole new way of approaching Confession, inviting you to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness. If you do not yet loo...

  • 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'...

  • Lectio: Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God with Dr. Tim Gray

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    With the clear teaching and artistry of the Augustine Institute's Lectio series, Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy.

    In six video sessions, Lectio: Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God captures the s...

  • The Passion of Christ in Light of the Holy Shroud of Turin by Fr. Francis Peffley

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    The Holy Shroud of Turin was called the greatest relic in Christendom by Pope St. John Paul II. In fact, the Shroud is the most studied scientific object in the entire world. Fr. Peffley presents new, detailed scientific and medical evidence for the authenticity of the Holy Shroud. This presentat...

  • Embracing Lent: Halfway There!

    March 26th: Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Ben Akers on FORMED Now! as they discussed the Lenten season. Lent is the longest liturgical season and we are halfway through! Where are you on your Lenten journey? Let us not waste this opportunity to draw closer to our Lord.

    Our content, including FORM...

  • Embracing Life as a Pilgrim with Katherine Angulo

    Katherine Angulo has lived all over the world, but it is not her travels that define her life as a pilgrim. Katherine explains that living life with the disposition of a pilgrim can create a life of joy, overcome fear and develop a deeper relationship with God.

  • How can the Catholic Church forgive sins?

    When you “miss the mark” in life (and we all do!), how do you get back on track? God is ultimately the one who can truly give us forgiveness and restore us. And God has given this authority to the Church to help us on our journey to heaven. In confession, we are restored and put back into union w...

  • Jesus gave the Apostles and the Church the power to forgive sins

    In this podcast, we explore the concepts of mercy and forgiveness, how the Church can forgive sins, and how to offer and receive forgiveness. What was your concept of ‘justice’ when you were growing up? Has your faith changed that? Hear how forgiveness brings us peace, and wholeness. And finally,...

  • Defeating Satan's Deadly Weapon Against Men by Jeff Cavins

    Pornography has become pervasive in our culture—a true plague, infecting nearly every corner of our society. Its disastrous effects are seen in sexual addiction, ruined marriages, and shattered lives. Jeff Cavins notes that many men struggle with pornography. With great insight, he shows how we c...

  • Meditations for Lent by Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

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    Even three hundred years ago, believers found it difficult to sustain for forty days the proper Lenten spirit. That's why even then, countless Christians turned to the writings of Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), whose great piety and simple eloquence won him renown as one of the great...

  • FORMED Live: Understanding the Stations of the Cross

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Ben Akers for today's FORMED Live event. This Bible study on the Stations of the Cross traces the biblical passages that relate to each Station of the Cross. Learn how to pray and meditate with the stations like never before!

  • Tears of Christ

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    "Jesus wept, not merely from the deep thoughts of his understanding but from spontaneous tenderness, from the goodness and mercy, the encompassing loving-kindness and exuberant affection of the Son of God for his own work, the race of man."

    This precious insight takes us to the heart of the inte...

  • The Corpus Christi Plays: The Drama of Salvation in the Streets of the City

    Join Dr. Gwen Adams as she unpacks the Corpus Christi plays and the drama of salvation.

  • The Passion of Christ in Light of the Holy Shroud of Turin by Fr. F. Peffley

    The Holy Shroud of Turin was called the greatest relic in Christendom by Pope St. John Paul II. In fact, the Shroud is the most studied scientific object in the entire world. Fr. Peffley presents new, detailed scientific and medical evidence for the authenticity of the Holy Shroud. This presentat...