A Virtual Retreat with Cardinal Seán

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Join Cardinal Seán O’Malley in a virtual Lenten retreat on The CatholicTV Network. Tune in Monday through Friday, March 22-26, every evening at 7 PM. Each night you’ll hear a talk from the Cardinal, meditate on a passage from Scripture, and ponder relevant reflection questions. Join us in prayer as we draw near to the end of our Lenten journey. Each night’s program will rebroadcast the following morning at 8:30 AM.

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Topics and Reflections Questions

Monday, March 22nd - St. Joseph, accompanying the Church (Psalm 89: 1-5)

  • What great lesson can I learn from the example of St. Joseph?
  • If I had the chance to pose a single question to Jesus, what would I ask?
  • Where in my life can I create more time and space for God?

Tuesday, March 23rd - St. Thérèse and the Little Way (Matthew 18: 1-4)

  • In the spirit of St. Thérèse, what small things can I do with greater love?
  • Are there any little ways to holiness that I am missing in my life?
  • Are there challenges in my life for which I should be grateful to God?

Wednesday, March 24th - Blessedness in Struggle (Psalm 23: 4-6)

  • What are some recent struggles that have helped form me for eternal success?
  • How does the beatitude, “blessed are the poor in spirit” apply to me?

Thursday, March 25th - Baptism and Missionary Discipleship (Matthew 28: 16-20)

  • What graces and responsibilities has Baptism conferred on me?
  • How can I be a missionary disciple, today and tomorrow?

Friday, March 26th - Service, after the Example of Jesus (John 13: 3-9)

  • Inspired by Jesus’ washing of the feet, is there anyone in my life who I am being called to serve with humility?
  • This year, how can I enter more deeply into the celebration of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus?

2020 Virtual Lenten Retreat with Cardinal Seán

In late March and early April of 2020, in the midst of the lockdown, Cardinal Seán O'Malley provided the Archdiocese of Boston with a virtual retreat reflecting on the following topics: 

  • Prayer
  • Mercy and Forgiveness
  • Faith
  • Who is My Neighbor? The Good Samaritan
  • The Seven Last Words
  • The Eucharist 

Each evening included a talk by the Cardinal and several reflection questions. 

Watch the 2020 Lenten Retreat