8 Little Ideas for Holy Week

Holy Week is here! Whether Lent went well for you or not, Danielle brings eight small ideas for you to consider doing this Holy Week. Hopefully, acting on one of these ideas will help you enter more deeply into this Holy Week so that you can grow closer to the Lord.

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Going to confession and receiving God’s mercy is a wonderful way to prepare yourself for Easter, for Jesus.


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1. Do a little something more.

You might recommit to your fasts or make a new and deeper commitment to prayer. Look for a way to give a little more this week.

2. Read the Bible.

Read Scripture every day. The daily readings this week are a rich and beautiful place to start.

3. Go to confession.

No excuses! Now is the time to get cleaned up for Easter.

4. Clean Up

Declutter a place in your home or clean the bathrooms or floors, a physical reminder of the spiritual ways we are “cleaning house” this time of year.

5. Let go of something.

Forgive someone or let go of a mistake you have made in the past. Jesus said “It is finished,” so don’t contradict! 

6. Keep quiet.

Go to adoration or just speak less, or keep your devices off more than usual this week.

7. Pray the Stations

Pray the Stations of the Cross, especially on Good Friday. (Here is a copy of the Scriptural Stations of the Cross by St. John II I mentioned)

8. Make something.

Bake some Lenten pretzels! Or some other recipe or craft that will help mark this week as different from others throughout the year.

Song of the Week

Jesus, Remember Me by Taizé


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Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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