One of the beautiful gifts we have received from technology is the ability to share resources - and to develop new ways to connect and to pray. Here are a few of our favorite offerings for Lent. (As throughout our site, the words in red act as links to another page or site.)


There is a letter Philippine Duchesne wrote that sits on my desk. During the course of any day, I catch myself reading it and wondering how she sustained such confidence that all would be well. Intellectually I know that answer is simple: Philippine knew in the very depths of her heart that she was loved by Christ.  Seeing herself as Christ’s Beloved, Philippine acted with the confidence borne of grace.  I share this quote from the letter with you:

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For Your Prayers


A PRAYER FOR PEACE! Slow Recovery from the Death of Our Only Son and Other Ongoing Sorrows
Dear Community of Prayer,

Prayers, please

Please join me in praying for a successful conclusion to my court date on March 27. Pray for my conversion and that of my family and parish community.

Let love be your life for all eternity.

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat


Carlota Duarte, founder of the Chiapas Photography Project
If it was heritage that drew Carlota Duarte, RSCJ, to southern Mexico, it was the prospect of empowering people through art that convinced her to stay. For the last twenty years, Sister Duarte has overseen the Chiapas Photography Project, which has trained more than two hundred indigenous photographers – Mayan Indians – in creative skills that are enabling them to tell their own story, building dignity and cultural pride in Mexico’s poorest state.