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Lent 2020

Dear friends,

As we begin this season of Lent, our desire for peace based on being in right relationship with God, ourselves, our neighbors and all creation, is the gift that Jesus came to bring. Yet, our personal conflicts, those in our families, neighborhoods, country and between nations, continue to plague our daily lives. In Jesus, we are reminded that there is hope in the midst of suffering; there is hope in the Resurrection.

Lent offers us a time to pause and examine our lives; we set aside time for reflection, repentance and renewal.  We invite you to join the Presentation Sisters as we journey together, remembering in prayer those who are suffering, those affected by hardship and those who have been displaced, both in our communities and around the world. By turning to God and reflecting on the teachings of Christ in Scripture, we learn Jesus’ mission was to reveal the Father’s love for us.

As we ponder this gift of love, may we be inspired to bring hope to those most in need. Together, let us be the change in our world, reaching out to provide hope and love to our sisters and brothers.

Each day in Eucharistic Adoration our Sisters pray for you. We encourage you to send us your prayer intentions on the enclosed envelope, which we will include in our daily Eucharist and in our prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We invite you to join us in praying for hope, peace and justice throughout the world as together, we walk with Jesus through His Holy Passion to the Resurrection.


Sister Janice Klein


We have provided below a link for a printable brochure for your own personal use. This 4 page PDF brochure contains scripture, reflection and a stained glass image you may color.

2020 Lenten Brochure

Ash Wednesday

Repent and believe in the Gospel.

Reflection: As we reflect upon the teachings of Christ, let us look inside ourselves and set aside time for reflection,
repentance and renewal in our lives.

How will you take time for yourself this Lenten season?

1st Week of Lent

One does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

Reflection: In a world longing for hope, let us find strength in God to become the best of who we can be and grow in holiness.

How am I living so others are brought to greater wholeness?

2nd Week of Lent

He has saved us and called us to a holy life, not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. 2 Timothy 1:9

Reflection: Jesus welcomed and accepted those he encountered. Acceptance is the foundation for change.

Let me open my heart to make the changes God is calling me to make so I may share God’s love with those in need.


3rd Week of Lent

Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5

Reflection: Jesus knows us intimately, not even sin can cloud his vision of us. He continues to forgive us and welcomes us with love and compassion.

May I open my heart to Jesus’ loving gaze so I can pass onto others what I have received, treating all with respect and


4th Week of Lent

Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Ephesians 5:8-9

Reflection: Jesus, my companion, open my eyes to see you in those I meet; use my hands that I may spread hope and joy; and show me the path that I may walk with you today and everyday.

How am I dispelling darkness in the world and witnessing the light of the Gospel?

5th Week of Lent

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26

Reflection: Standing up for what one believes is not always easy and it may not fit into the culture that surrounds us.

Help me keep my eyes fixed on you, Jesus, and hope in the Resurrection.