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Ascension’s Lenten Offerings Feature Sunday Gospels, Stations of the Cross, and Lenten Resolutions for Kids

[Exton, PA, February 14, 2022—]

New books and prayer resources from Dr. Edward Sri, Fr. Mark Toups, and children’s author Claudia Cangilla McAdam help Catholics enter deeply into the penitential season.

Ascension, the leader in faith formation, has announced several new products from top Catholic authors to help both adults and children encounter God through prayer and sacrifice this Lent.

Lenten Companion books and Way of the Cross booklet

The Ascension Lenten Companion: Year C by Fr. Mark Toups

Ascension’s enormously popular Lenten program has released its third installment: “Year C,” covering this year’s Sunday Lenten Gospels such as the Temptation of Christ, the Transfiguration, and the Prodigal Son.

Presented by Fr. Mark Toups, author of Ascension’s popular Rejoice! Advent series, pastor of Our Lady of the Isle church in Grand Isle, Louisiana, and vicar general of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, The Ascension Lenten Companion videos (available both in DVD format and also for free on the Ascension Presents YouTube channel) features the Ash Wednesday video as well as five weekly follow-up videos.

Designed to accompany the videos, The Ascension Lenten Companion Journal features daily Scripture readings, contemplative meditations, sacred art, and inspirational prayer exercises that create a unique retreat experience guiding readers toward a deeper relationship with Jesus and more meaningful Lent.

The Ascension Lenten Companion Starter Pack includes The Ascension Lenten Companion Journal, DVD, and a Stations of the Cross booklet entitled The Way of the Cross: Praying the Psalms with Jesus. Bulk discounts of the journal are available for small groups, parishes, and Catholic communities.

Pocket Guide book with black cover and silver text

Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross by Dr. Edward Sri

In the latest installment of Ascension’s popular “Pocket Guide” series, Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross invites Catholics to discover the depths of Christ’s love by meditating on his Passion.

Dr. Edward Sri, author and presenter of the popular Ascension studies No Greater Love and A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, explains the origins of this ancient devotion and gives powerful, original meditations for each station. In this reverent and beautiful guide, Catholics will encounter:

  • Beautiful, classic artwork for every station to help meditate on Christ’s Passion 
  • New reflections on the scriptural Stations of the Cross
  • New reflections on the traditional Stations of the Cross
  • The origins of the Stations of the Cross
  • Why the Stations of the Cross are not just for Lent
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Louie’s Lent by Claudia Cangilla McAdam

An exceptional new children’s book, Louie’s Lent, provides practical advice on guiding young children to a meaningful Lent. As Claudia Cangilla McAdam, grandmother of nine and award-winning author of more than two dozen children’s books including The Real Presence, shares in the book’s description:

When it comes time to make his Lenten resolution, Louie is stumped. While his classmates take the traditional approach of giving something up for Lent. Louise embarks on a different course of action. As a result, Louie discovers what Jesus meant when he said, “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.”

Customers who pre-order Louie’s Lent will receive a link to a digital flipbook. Mail-order copies of the book are scheduled to arrive mid-Lent. 

About Ascension

Ascension is a multimedia network and the leader in Catholic faith formation and digital content. Over the past twenty years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of over ten million people in over 8,000 parishes through more than fifty unique faith formation programs and the Ascension Presents media platforms. The Ascension Presents  YouTube channel boasts 600,000 subscribers, 87 Million total views, and is one of the top three Catholic YouTube channels in English.

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