This Lenten season, Jesuit colleges and universities are offering a number of services and lectures on-campus, as well as online resources for prayer and meditation. In addition, our friends from other Jesuit organizations offer a number of online resources to help you grow in your faith this season. This list will continue to be updated through Lent. Please send any links to Deanna Howes, AJCU's Director of Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The presidents of Gonzaga University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, University of Detroit Mercy and University of San Francisco began Lent by fasting for immigration reform.
- Creighton University's popular Online Ministries website and Xavier University's Jesuit Resource website feature daily prayers, online retreats and other educational materials on Lent.
- Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies has launched a Lenten Twitter campaign, featuring the hashtag: #IPSTweetRetreat.
- Georgetown University offers Lenten Daily Devotionals; click here to learn more and sign up to receive them online.
- Members of the Loyola University New Orleans community have posted online reflections on the personal meaning of Lent, while members of the Marquette University community have shared their Lenten sacrifices in the University's online magazine.
- Read an online reflection on Lent by Le Moyne College's Director of Mission and Identity.
- Saint Louis University's Office of Mission and Ministry has a new Lenten blog: LentAtSlu.
- The offices of campus ministry at Fairfield University, Fordham University, John Carroll University, Loyola University Maryland, Saint Peter's University and Santa Clara University are all offering a number of services and programs in observance of Lent this year.
- The U.S. Jesuit Conference, together with the nine U.S.Jesuit Provincials, have started a national Lenten program: Moved to Greater Love.
- Loyola Press is offering the new Living Lent Daily series.
- The Ignatian Solidarity Network has a new Lenten Twitter campaign, featuring the hashtag: #JustLent.
- Jesuit Refugee Service is offering an online version of the Stations of the Cross, called The Way of the Cross.
- And, our Jesuit Pope Francis recently offered a great Lenten message to keep in mind throughout the season.