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With Lent beginning in no time — or at least, that’s what it feels like, I thought I’d share with you the things that I’m currently loving for Lent, and the things I’m planning to do this Lent.

Starting with, of course, our Pray More Lenten Retreat! It’s an online retreat that’s also self-paced, which means that you can be a part of it wherever you are and whenever you have the time. You can check out the speakers we have (they’re awesome), the talks they’re giving (they’re profound), and other retreat details here.

What most sticks out to me about this retreat is that it’s all about growing closer to the Lord; coming to know Him better, remembering what He’s already done for us — and our journey with Him, and trusting more in who He is — and in what He says. And that’s life-changing. At least, it has been for me as I’ve been working on it… ♥ So I’m thrilled to be sharing this with you and I hope you’ll join me for it!

I’ve heard from a lot of people about how they’re going to be a part of the retreat this year, and it’s pretty cool; some folks are doing this with their husbands, some are doing it with their family and kids, and others are doing it with their RCIA classes or other parish groups. I’m praying for everybody who is joining us! Come, Holy Spirit!

Okay, other things I’m loving this Lent…

The Rosary has been on my mind lately, especially since Kristin has been sharing a ton of stories on her Instagram about how praying the Rosary, daily, has changed peoples’ lives. So I’ve felt a tug on my heart to try and incorporate the Rosary more into my life throughout Lent… (you meant to do that, didn’t you, Kristin?) We’ll see how it goes!

Because of that, this beautiful Rosary booklet caught my eye yesterday. Nancy from Do Small Things with Great Love created it along with Annie from Paper Monastery, and I bought one. I’ll probably post some photos of it on my Instagram once I get it in the mail. I’m a very visual person so I thought this would be a great resource for me since I’m going to try to pray the Rosary more in the next few weeks…

Other things that have caught my eye:

The Ultimate Lent Guide for Busy People by Amy over at Prayer Wine Chocolate 

67 Resources for Your Best Lent Ever by Ginny over at Not So Formulaic

No-Spend Lent over at the Hail Marry Blog

The Blessed Is She Lent Devotional

Hopefully you’ll find something in these resources that fits well with what you feel called to work on during this Lent! ♥

p.s. How are you and your hubby doing Ash Wednesday & Valentine’s Day?

What’s for dinner that night?? I’m planning on making veggie spaghetti with marinara sauce; I’m talking carrots, onions, zucchinis, squash, spinach and herbs!

p.p.s. Here’s something from the archives about Marriage & Lent, and how they go together.