Lent to Easter Resources

Journey with us through Lent & Easter

 

Please join us in spirit. We hope you will be able to journey with us through this special time of faith.  See below for daily reflections, Sunday reflections, and more. 

Daily Scripture Reflections for Your Lenten Journey

 

Sister Virginia writes our daily scripture reflections. Find them on our Facebook page each day .

 

Occasional Gospel Reflections 

 

Ash Wednesday

First Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Third Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Passing of Our Holy Father Benedict, Abbot - March 21, 2021 

Fourth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Fifth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

Holy Thursday

Easter Sunday

 

Weekly Reflections from the Federation of St. Scholastica 100th Anniversary website

 

Sign up to receive alerts when a new reflection has been posted to the Federation of St. Scholastica 100th Anniversary website.

 

 

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Journey with us from Holy Week to Easter

Livestream Prayer and Mass opportunities include:

Third Sunday of Lent Vespers -March 20, 2022

Solemnity of the Passing of St. Benedict -March 21, 2022

Holy Thursday Tenebrae-April 14, 2022

During Holy Week, the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago welcome up to 20 guests at the following Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday - April 10th, 10:30 a.m.
Holy Thursday Tenebrae Prayer Service - April 14th, 9:00 a.m. *10 guests only
Holy Thursday Mass - April 14th, 5:00 p.m.
Good Friday Tenebrae Prayer Service - April 15th, 9:00 a.m.
*10 guests only
Good Friday Service - April 15th, 3:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday Tenebrae Prayer Service - April 16th, 9:00 a.m. *10 guests only
Holy Saturday Prayer Service of Word and Light - April 16th, 7:00 p.m. *This is not a Mass
Easter Sunday - April 17th - 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Attend a Spirituality Program

 

Visit our spirituality program page to see a list of evenings of reflection and mini-retreats taking place during Lent and into the Easter Season.

REGISTRATION: Virtual Lenten Vespers Sunday, March 20th, 5pm

 

Sunday, March 20, 2021 5:00 p.m. Even though we cannot physically be together, The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago continue to hold you close in our prayers as we celebrate Lenten Vespers on the Third Sunday of Lent.

More info or questions: 773.764.2413 x232.
Please register by emailing communications@osbchicago.org

 

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Virtual Mass, Solemnity of the Passing of St. Benedict March 21st

 

Monday, March 21, 2021 5:00 p.m. Even though we cannot physically be together, The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago continue to hold you close in our prayers as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Passing of St. Benedict
Join us for a Virtual Mass Monday, March 21st at 5:00 p.m.

More info or questions: 773.764.2413 x232.
Please register by emailing communications@osbchicago.org

 

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Book Review and Discussion with

Sister Patricia Crowley, OSB

 

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 | 7:00 PM CST - Zoom


The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago invite you to an evening Book Review and Discussion with Sister Patricia Crowley, OSB and Anthony Fasano on Gabriel Moran’s What Happened to the Roman Catholic Church? What Now?


The Book Review and Discussion will take place Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 7 p.m. CST.
Please register to attend by Zoom by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/toA9haPUh9TVGELk8


This book is a criticism of the inadequate reforms of the Church that followed the Second Vatican Council by an author who has written about the Church from 1960 on. Such issues as abortion, homosexuality, end-of life ethics, and the clerical sex scandal are individually examined and are also seen as symptoms of structural change that is needed. It offers a vision of a church organized in small communities, a structure that may not have been possible in past centuries but is both possible and necessary now. 


Sister Patricia Crowley currently companions people in spiritual direction and on retreats as well as in spiritual groups through the Ignatian Spirituality Program (ISP). As the founder of Bethany House of Hospitality, she continues to work with young women who are seeking asylum in our country. She is formerly the prioress of St. Scholastica Monastery, the president of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses, a theology teacher at St. Scholastica Academy, and a long-time administrator of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to ending homelessness for people in Chicago. She holds a Masters degree in Catechetical Theology, is a woman of prayer and is definitely “a seeker.”


This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.


More info or questions: www.osbchicago.org/programs, 773.764.2413 x232, communications@osbchicago.org
Please register by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/toA9haPUh9TVGELk8
Registration by March 21 is required.  You will then be emailed a zoom link.

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Lecture Series on Laudato Si and Conservation 

 

Save the Dates for Sundays, April 3rd, and May 1st for this very special lecture series on Laudato Si and Conservation. 

"Living Laudato Si"

Laudato Si calls for us to respond to the cry of the environment and our communities. How can institutions and individuals do that? What communities set a good example of caring for our common home? What do the rest of us have to do to get there?  Michael Terrien will present Living Laudato Si through an interview by Jerome McDonnell.   

Michael Terrien is an Oblate of St. Benedict. He serves on Vatican’s "Laudato Si Action Platform Dioceses and Parishes Working Group" and is the past chair of CADEIO Care of Creation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Terrien has served on the board of Parliament of the World Religions and continues on their Climate Action Task Force. He was also project director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Michael co-founded the NGO Play for Peace and served as a board member of the Association for Experiential Education.

Did you miss the April 3rd Lecture? Please feel free to view it on demand from our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/cAdJnY3Q9Ng

 

Great Lakes Conservation

Jerome McDonnell spent almost four decades in broadcasting at WBEZ. Jerome will talk about the things he's come to learn and appreciate about our Great Lakes through his many years of reporting. He'll describe what an ethical response to the challenges our waterways face would look like. He'll also reflect on his years in broadcasting and his attempt to be the "good media". 

Jerome McDonnell hosted WBEZ's global affairs program Worldview from 1994 until October of 2019. He was WBEZ’s environment and climate reporter through 2020. Over the past twenty-five years, he has interviewed world leaders like Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Condoleezza Rice, and the Dalai Lama. But Worldview’s strong sense of social justice means some of Jerome’s most interesting guests were peasant organizers, environmental activists, and social entrepreneurs. Jerome believes broadcasting's highest calling is to bring people together to make a difference. Worldview’s long-running Global Activism segment featured people who’ve started health care, education, and community development organizations around the globe. Jerome was also Team Leader for Bike to Work Week and initiated composting at WBEZ.

 

 Jerome will also be the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago's 2022 Spirit of St. Benedict Awardee, as presented at the June 8th Testimonial Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

 


We plan to host these lectures both in person and via Zoom. More details to follow! Visit osbchicago.org/programs for the latest Spiritual Offerings and Events of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.

To learn more or to register, contact Communications, at 773.764.2413 x232 or communications@osbchicago.org