Renew within me a steadfast spirit.
Psalm 51:12 (Ash Wednesday)

“Our call to love [is] one that transcends all prejudices,
all historical and cultural barriers, all petty interests.”
Fratelli Tutti 83

During Lent, in these turbulent times, how can we persevere in our work for justice with a steadfast spirit, rooted in love?

Join writers from the Jesuit and broader Catholic network as we seek to answer this question, renewing each day throughout Lent our commitment to care for both our fellow human beings and our common home.


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Day 25: Lenten Halftime

If our Lenten practices cause false righteousness, and if our work for justice flows solely from a determination of self and not a downward gaze of surrender—this Lenten halftime pep talk is for us. Read more →

Day 24: Beloved by God

By linking love of self, love of neighbor, and love for God, Jesus calls us to refuse a self-love that is rooted in supremacy, but rather one that finds its deepest expression in a desire for community and kinship that is radically inclusive. Read more →

Lest We Forget, Congressman John Lewis

Day 22: Lest We Forget

Remembering injustice is important to sustain the long-term struggle to eliminate atrocities from our lives and our world—and to remember God's steadfast love that we witness in the long history of work for justice. Read more →

Day 20: Kindness and Justice

Although justice necessitates action to actively dismantle systems of privilege and oppression, we can begin our work towards justice by showing kindness specifically to those most vulnerable to injustice around us. Read more →

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Featured Contributors:

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.
Homeboy Industries

Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D.
Georgetown University

Cecilia González-Andrieu, Ph.D.
Loyola Marymount University

Danielle Harrison, M.A., J.D.
Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation Project

Fr. James Martin, S.J.
America Magazine

Fr. Bryan Massingale
Fordham University

Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews
Faith in Action

Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy
Catholic Mobilizing Network

Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J.
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Joan Rosenhauer
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

Olga Segura

Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Ph.D.
University of San Francisco