Ignatian Spirituality.com offers links to a variety of online retreats for Lent. I’m still perusing them (yes, at this late date, still perusing), but am leaning towards From Ashes to Glory or Lunchtime Examen. I like the journal pages that are provided with the Lunchtime Examen; I think they will be very helpful.
Maybe someone will join me… in any case, I wish you all a prayerful Lent – time to be alone with God, time to listen, time to see and time just to be. This Lent will be a particularly sober one, no doubt, with Pope Benedict XVI’s news of yesterday. I would like to offer this prayer for him as well as for our future Pope. May the Holy Spirit bless us all with His guidance – the Church and all Catholics – in the weeks ahead.
PRAYER FOR THE POPE (From the Saint Joseph Sunday Missal)
All praise and glory are yours, Lord Jesus:
you have made us your body, your Church,
and help us to bear fruit for our heavenly Father.
You chose St. Peter as the rock,
and sent him to feed your flock
and to strengthen his brothers and sisters.
Continue to help your Church
through the guidance of our pope,
and keep us faithful in your service.
Jesus, our brother,
you are Lord for ever and ever. Amen!