By Sara Scheunemann

I vividly remember my first experience with Ash Wednesday. I was eighteen and a freshman at Marquette University, a Catholic, Jesuit school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Walking around campus that morning, I found myself surrounded by people with smudges of dirt . . .

By Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren faces her own sense of vulnerability and mortality as she explores the experience of Ash Wednesday.

By Sara Scheunemann

A few years ago during Lent, I started picking up the books I loved as a child for another reading. Maybe I did so because I had given up television and movies, but still found myself longing for stories. Or maybe my familiar old friends...

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

"May these wise words shine on our wintry souls, frozen by loneliness and hurt, and thaw us." This invocation opens Following Christ: A Lenten Reader to Stretch Your Soul...

By Stephanie Gehring

Poet and artist Stephanie Gehring offers a Lenten meditation, both written and read aloud on our podcast.

By Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren took on stillness for Lent and found when she slowed down and invited Jesus in, she was forced to face things she might usually ignore.