Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Lent

February 18 - April 4

NOW is the time to . . .

...return to God ...go back to Church ...fast, pray, and give.

Click here for Holy Week and Easter Schedules.

LENETN EVENTS

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:

DATE TIME EVENT EVENT TYPE LOCATION
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
Tuesdays 9:00 p.m. Mass Liturgy ASC
Apr. 1 7:00 p.m. Individual Reconciliation (Confession) Sacrament MDS
For more information about any of the following events, please click here:
 
MDS - Madonna della Strada Chapel, Lakeshore Campus
ASC - All Saints Chapel, Water Tower Campus
SJCS - St. Joseph College Seminary, 1120 W. Loyola Ave.

RESOURCES

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.

BACKGROUND

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).