February 18 - April 4
NOW is the time to . . .
...return to God ...go back to Church ...fast, pray, and give.
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During Lent, in addition to our Catholic liturgies at Lakeshore Campus and Water Tower Campus, weekly Labre Ministry, Loyola Retreats, and Protestant Worship Services, we offer the following signature events:
|Mar. 22-26||Various||Busy Students' Retreat||Retreat||Various|
|Mar. 24||12:00 p.m.||Oscar Romero Commemoration Mass||Liturgy||MDS|
|Mar. 25||9:30 p.m.||Taize Prayer Around the Cross||Prayer||MDS|
|Mar. 30||7:00 p.m.||"Via Crucis"||Prayer||MDS|
|Apr. 1||7:00 p.m.||Individual Reconciliation (Confession)||Sacrament||MDS|
Daily Devotions: Prayerfully consider the meaning of discipleship and the significance of Ignatian values in today’s dizzyingly distracted world with the Jesuit Lenten program, Igniting Our Values.
Guidelines for Fasting: Many Christians fast by “giving up” something for Lent. Catholics who are fourteen years old and older must abstain from meat (e.g., beef, chicken, etc.) every Friday during Lent, although eggs and dairy products are permitted. For Greek Orthodox Christians’ guidelines for fasting during Great Lent, click here.
University Employee Communal Devotions: Loyola University's Mission and Identity will offer communal, campus reflections on our Lenten journeys. Employees who are interested in joining these noontime communal reflections should email Chris Murphy. Click here for dates and locations of Employee Lenten Devotions.
Lent is a forty day period of time during which Christians devote themselves to prayer, fasting, and works of mercy as a way of preparing themselves to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection at Easter. Originally a time of preparation for those who would be baptized on Easter, Lent gradually became a time when those who had left the practice of their faith would return to Christ and the Church. Today, Lent offers Christians an opportunity to prepare themselves to recommit to their baptismal promises at Easter by returning to the basic practices of their faith during Lent.
“NOW is the time” (2 Cor. 6:2a, NAB).