Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

Fasting in Lent

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Redemptorist priest George Wadding speaks about the importance of fasting, pointing out that there is a danger of trying to bargain with God when undertaking to fast. Eileen Good spoke to him about the importance of fasting.


Fasting for Lent

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Lenten fasting has changed considerably over the years, from the days of the ‘black fast’ to today when the Church prescribes only two fast days for general observation. Speaking to Eileen Good, Redemptorist George Wadding reflects on the link between fasting and prayer. He explains his theory that fasting makes the heart grow stronger.


Moderation in Lent

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Marian Rackard is an addiction counsellor and psychotherapist working with Ireland’s Health Safety Executive as project manager for alcohol initiatives. She spoke to to Eileen Good about the value of moderation in the light of the growing addiction patterns that are evident in Ireland.

Celebrating Lent

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

George Wadding is a Redemptorist priest and a regular contributor to the Reality Magazine where he has written several times about Lent, its origins and its traditions. Eileen Good asked him about the importance of this Season and if we should use the word ‘celebrate’ when talking about Lent.


Lent 2011

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Lent 2011

We hope that Sacred Space can help you on your Lenten journey in 2011. The Daily prayer will help you to walk with God this Lent. You can use the familiar format or the ‘Beta’ version of the prayer which is at the heart of our current redevelopment of the site. Remember to consult this page during Lent for additional resources. Sign up for our newsletter using the form on the right (or here) and keep informed of developments in Sacred Space. You can also become a fan of Sacred Space on Facebook to make sure that you keep in touch with additions to the site.



The Sacred Space Retreat will be available for use during the Season. If you would like a reminder to take a little extra time by giving yourself a few hours of retreat, make sure that your name is on our mailing list. As in previous years, the retreat will be available to use online or by printing it. You can download a PDF version by clicking here.


Living Space is the area of Sacred Space where there are commentaries on the daily Scripture readings. There is an introductory reflection on Lent here.


The Stations of the Cross are a way of journeying with Jesus in Holy Week. Sacred Space presents a Way of the Cross with texts and images offered by Trocaire.


Sacred Space for Lent 2009

The Sacred Space for Lent 2011 is a pocket-sized edition (115 pages) of the popular book with prayer for each day from 9 March to 24 April 2011. You can ‘Look inside’ to preview the text on


Trócaire Lent activities and resources
Trócaire is the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. The Lent site has comprehensive resources for use by individuals and groups in parishes and in schools. ‘Trócaire’ is how Irish people express ‘mercy.’
Catholic Ireland Lent
Resources and reflections for celebrating the days of Lent.
Creighton University Online Ministries
A variety of texts and audio material to help you spend Lent prayerfully and reflectively.

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Sacred Space for Lent 2011

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Sacred Space for Lent 2009

Sacred Space for Lent 2009 is a pocket-sized edition (115 pages) of the popular book with prayer for each day from 25 February to 12 April 2009. You can ‘Look inside’ to preview the text on

Is Lent relevant?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Eileen Good talks to Ciary Quirke, an Irish Jesuit, about how we might live Lent. He acknowledges that it may be easier for us to approach Christmas during Advent than it is to look towards Easter as we journey through Lent.

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Lenten Spirituality

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Chris O’Donnell, an Irish Carmelite priest, talks to Eileen Good about Lent. She asks him if Lent still has a relevance for us today.

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Friday, February 8th, 2008

Tony Flannery, an Irish Redemptorist priest, speaks to Eileen Good about Lent. He is glad that the compulsory restrictions that older people remember are no more, valuing the season as a time for seeking the values of the kingdom of God.

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