Hearing the Cry of the Poor and the Cry of the Earth
Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2019: Pope Francis Lent 2019
- The redemption of creation
- The destructive power of sin
- The healing power of repentance and forgiveness
During this time of reflection and preparation, this 2019 Lenten season we offer up our effect on the environment through our consumption of meat and animal-based foods and products. We also look at other ways to “green” our lives.
Below are three organizations—Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), Franciscan Action network (FAN), and Maryknoll—who offer suggestions and resources for lent, with GCCM and FAN focusing on greening our lives during Lent (or longer!).
Global Catholic Climate Movement
GCCM has a campaign to focus on simple eating this Lenten season, which a commitment to plant-based meals. Offering education about the effects of cattle ranching on the environment and resources for family, community, and communication. (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
Franciscan Action Network:
40 days; 40 ways: A Guide to a Green Lent
Here FAN offers a guide with many ways to engage in the Lenten season including food choices, activities, education, and personal practice. (English)
Communities of Missionary Disciples
Offering reflection resources for each week of lent with the first week focusing on accepting our humanity, looking at how Jesus joined us in our humanity in his sacrifice. (English and Spanish)
Offering perspective on giving up plastics instead of chocolate for Lent