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Lives to Inspire

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Ignatius Stepping Forward

A Lent retreat

Looking at people who encourage us to live better, more fulfilled lives

We all know of people whose lives inspire us by their courage, generosity, imagination or brilliance. Christian churches either informally, or formally (like the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches) present us with inspiring people that they call ‘saints’. Over Lent this year we shall tell you a little about the lives of over 40 people, some canonised saints, others renowned for their lives of love and public service. Saints are not perfect people, but they do have aspects of their lives that stand out and are worthy of emulation.

Each day of Lent we offer:

  • Some information about one of the "Lives to inspire"
  • A reading from Scripture
  • A picture to ponder
  • Music to inspire (on the web and App)
  • A short reflection

Join us daily online and join a group weekly to share your exploration and prayer and if need be get help with the different ways of praying the materials.

You are also welcome to join us for our weekly prayer every Friday at 2pm. 
This is particularly for those who are not a member of a weekly Lent prayer group.  
For further details Click Here

Please take a few moments to complete our EVALUATION FORM for the Lent Retreat 2023.

How to Access the Retreat

The Lent retreat is available on the web - Click here to go directly to the retreat.

The Lent retreat is also available daily on Android or Apple Apps.  Click below to get the Apps.

The Retreat is available in book form for the cost of postage (see note below about outside UK / Ireland)- Lent Booklet Order Form
Books also available free in person from the ISC in Glasgow.  Only 100 Booklets left (28 Feb)

If you would like to sign up for a Daily Email from the Jesuits in Britain with a link to the material and related resources and events click here

The book is also available in a PDF version (right click to "save as"...as it may take a long time to open) - Click Here (364Mb)

Download Zip file of PDF Booklet to your computer, then extract on your own computer

Poster (A4 PDF) if you need it to advertise a local "in person" group - click here

Preview the Booklet online (e.g. if you need to let people in your group see what the booklet contains)

Join a weekly group for Lent

Weekly ONLINE Groups

We are currently coordinating weekly online groups.

If you are a trained group leader (either by the ISC or other Ignatian centre) and would like to lead a group please click here

If you would like to join a weekly ONLINE group as a participant, then please click here 

  • We will do our best to accommodate you and put you in touch with a group leader.
  • Each group leader will arrange the exact times and send links to the meetings directly to you
    • (by joining a group you will need to give us permission to share your contact details with the group leader, this is explained on the booking form)
  • The leader should also be able to help you with the prayer if you need it.
If you would like to order a book or a number of books then please click here (if you are outside UK or Ireland we will get back to you to let you know if it is feasible to send books in time for Lent)

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