Lent is a special time -- a season that challenges us to evaluate our spiritual lives and to sharpen our focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Because the ways we can put Lenten commitments into practice are varied and rich, below are the following apps -- many of which have mobile components -- to help you be mindful of the season of Lent in ways that are meaningful and personally fulfilling -- no matter where you are.
Confession: A Roman Catholic App
You've probably read about this iPhone and iPad app in the news. Although not a replacement for confession, this app has been officially approved by the Church as a helpful preparation for the sacrament.
Universalis Catholic Calendar App
Get the full liturgical calendar and daily mass readings. If you don't have an iPhone or iPad, the Universalis website offers a variety of downloads and e-reading options.
40 Days: Lent Observance Tracker
This iPhone app helps to track multiple Lenten observances, provides reminders of the things you are giving up throughout Lent, and records your progress in each goal. Each day begins with an inspirational picture and quote.
Carbon Fasting for Lent
Promoted by the Church of England in coordination with Tearfund, this project challenges people to reduce their carbon footprint, help protect poor communities around the world, and exercise stewardship of our world.
Busted Halo Fast, Pray Give Calendar
Throughout Lent, Busted Halo offers readers creative and meaningful ways to give -- whether by spending time with a person with need, or donating the cost of a daily latte to charity.
Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunities
You can give back to our New York community through a variety of diverse volunteer opportunities in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, and the upper counties of the Archdiocese of New York. Sign up for a volunteer information session today.
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