The Pray More Lenten Retreat
Inspiring talks to help you focus your eyes on the Lord
and transform your prayer life this Lent.
Here’s What You Get When You Register:
Video Presentations with Transcripts
Reflective Study Guides
Welcome to the Pray More Lenten Retreat!
We invite you to join us this Lent to prepare to commemorate the Lord’s Passion, Death and the celebration of His Resurrection at Easter.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI said that Lent is like a long ‘retreat’ during which we can, “turn back into ourselves and listen to the voice of God, in order to defeat the temptations of the Evil One.”
He said, “It is a period of spiritual ‘combat’ which we must experience alongside Jesus, not with pride and presumption, but using the arms of faith: prayer, listening to the word of God and penance. In this way we will be able to celebrate Easter in truth, ready to renew the promises of our Baptism.”
We want to help you do that — that’s why we created the Pray More Lenten Retreat!
As a part of this retreat, you will receive access to 16 different talks on prayer, the season of Lent, and lessons from the saints.
That’s about two to three talks for each week of Lent. Each of those talks will also come with a printable study guide that has reflective questions and prayers to accompany the presentation, along with transcripts of almost all of the presentations.
You can participate at your own pace. Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and some of them are closer to 20. You will be able to watch them whenever you have the time, or to download them and listen to them even while you’re on-the-go.
We hope the Pray More Lenten Retreat will help you to intentionally work on your prayer life this Lent — wherever you are, and whenever you have the time.
All the presentations will be available beginning on March 1st, the first day of Lent. If you register now, we will send you an e-mail as soon as it is live and available for you to enjoy :)
Saint Padre Pio said that prayer, “is the best weapon we possess. It is the key that opens the heart of God.”
We hope the Pray More Lenten Retreat will help you to spend more time in reflection & prayer this Lent, growing ever closer to our Lord!
God bless you!
John-Paul & Annie
-- Why join the Pray More Lenten Retreat? --
Countdown Until The Pray More Lenten Retreat is Available!
-- What would the Saints say about this? --
- St. Josemaria Escriva
- Pope Benedict XVI
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
– Fr. John Lombardi
A Lent Well Spentby Elizabeth Ficocelli
Redemptive Sufferingby Mary Lenaburg
Pray Like a Saint: Wisdom for Growing Closer to God, Part Iby Matthew Leonard
Death is Not the Endby Mary Lenaburg
Pray Like a Saint: Wisdom for Growing Closer to God, Part IIby Matthew Leonard
Bleeding Hands, Weeping Stone: Miracles of the Churchby Elizabeth Ficocelli
God Makes All Things Newby Mary Lenaburg
Radical Love: Mother Teresaby Mary Lenaburg
The Joy of Reconciliationby Elizabeth Ficocelli
Spiritual GPS: The 3 Stages of the Spiritual Life, Part Iby Matthew Leonard
To Pray like a Childby Fr. Ethan Moore
Spiritual GPS: The 3 Stages of the Spiritual Life, Part IIby Matthew Leonard
Engaging a Season of Struggle with a Spirit of Joyby Fr. Ethan Moore
Sacrifice and Silliness: a Way to have Bothby Fr. Ethan Moore
Mamma Mary with a Side of Graceby Fr. Ethan Moore
Choose Joyby Mary Lenaburg
Why Join the Pray More Lenten Retreat?
Deepen your faith and pray more this Lenten season from the comfort of your own home!
Matthew Leonard is an internationally known speaker, author, podcaster, filmmaker, and Vice President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (founded by Dr. Scott Hahn). A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country appearing on SiriusXM, EWTN, CBS, and the Magnificat. He hosts a podcast on iTunes titled “The Art of Catholic.” Matthew is the Executive Producer and host of the best-selling Journey Through Scripture video series and is a featured speaker by Lighthouse Catholic Media. He also holds a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of two books, Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting A Grip On Catholic Spirituality. Matthew lives in Ohio with his wife Veronica and their five children. Learn more about him at MatthewSLeonard.com.
Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother sharing her witness and testimony about God’s Redeeming love. After suffering a miscarriage, she gave birth to her son Jonathan in 1989. After another miscarriage, her daughter Courtney arrived August 1992. On September 27, 1992, while being baptized, Courtney had the first of many grand-mal seizures. Going from the church to the emergency room, Mary’s world changed forever. For the next twenty-two years Mary and her family took a spiritual journey that led them to Lourdes, France, numerous hospitals and specialists with their daughter and finally to home-based hospice. Courtney took her last breath this side of heaven on December 27, 2014, the feast of St. John the Beloved, while in her mother’s arms. She is now her parents and big brothers most powerful intercessor. Mary lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of 28 years and her grown son. She continues to embrace her father’s advice: Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith. It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God just this time and place just for you, so make the most of it. Mary can be found on-line at www.marylenaburg.com
Elizabeth Ficocelli is a best-selling, award-winning author of fifteen books for adults and young people and a contributor to national Catholic magazines. She is a frequent guest on Catholic television and radio and the host of her own radio program, “Answering The Call” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820. A sought-after speaker, Elizabeth presents at national Catholic conferences, catechetical events, parishes, schools, and retreats, sharing her love and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith with audiences of all ages. She and her husband of 31 years have four boys and reside in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.elizabethficocelli.com.
Fr. Ethan Moore is currently the parochial vicar at St. Peters in Huber Heights, OH along with the parishes of Old North Dayton. As a newly ordained priest some of his adventures have included a midnight Mass for New Years, the initial phase of forming a Catholic Biker Gang, and the wilds of everyday parish life. Fr. Ethan is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico but hails McCartyville, Ohio as home.
If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:
John-Paul & Annie, PrayMoreNovenas.com
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.