Each year we offer a chance to pray and reflect as a community as we prepare for Easter. The program looks different each year, and we hope you are able to join us individually or as a ministry, to be drawn into a reflective and nourishing space through Lent, onto Easter.
The program for 2024 is available below if you are interested in having a look. If you are after more details, want some ideas on ways of using the resource within your particular Ministry, or are looking for another resource, please feel free to contact us (you will find all our details in the Contact Us tab).
Our focus this Lent will be exploring the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, a traditional prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each week you are invited to reflect through story, prayer and sharing as we walk our individual journeys with Jesus, focussing on the events in the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life.
As we reflect on each of the five Sorrowful Mysteries, you are invited to thank Jesus for his self-giving and to find a moment of grace that came out of your own suffering that you are now thankful for.
Mary Immaculate was the first and true disciple, agonising at the cruelty and abuse extended to her beloved Son in his journey to the Cross, yet she remained faithful and silently pondered these events and now is a role model who guides and intercedes for us in our sufferings and joys throughout our own journey in life.
The Sorrowful Mysteries: the Agony in the Garden, the Scourging at the Pillar, the Crowning of Thorns, the Carrying of the Cross and the Crucifixion emanate feelings of pain and suffering, abuse, torture and complete humiliation that was experienced by Jesus who was sent to us by the Father to free us from sin and to bring us to the Kingdom. Each one of us experiences the above in some format at some time in our life but nothing can compare to Jesus’ extent of suffering.
You are invited to walk with Jesus, to have compassion and to show your love and gratitude for Him. Faith and hope have eventuated from the Resurrection of Jesus and His victory over death. In these weeks of reflection, we can draw closer to Jesus as a true friend and follower. We invite you to make this Lent a time of patience, courage, empathy and understanding of those in our world who suffer needlessly.