Lenten Resources

Franciscan Action Network (FAN) has recently partnered with the author of a new resource: 40 Days; 40 Ways: A Guide to a Green Lent, by Dianne Scheper. As Franciscans, we consistently examine our relational understanding of creation. Looking to theologians like St. Bonaventure who developed a theological and spiritual vision that acknowledged all creation as emanating from the goodness of God, existing as a “footprint” of God, and leading us back to God if we are able to “read” nature properly.


As we approach the solemn season of Lent, FAN offers to our members this new resource. Despite its title, “40 Days; 40 Ways” is not fashioned as a daily devotional. Dianne describes it as "a range of suggestions for merging your Lenten disciplinary spirit with creation-centered activities." We hope you will consider challenging yourself with some creative action this Lent.