Bishops online for Reflections this Lent


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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is offering "an innovative online experience" called "The Reflection" as a Lenten resource that presents reflections on the Gospel and the Creed.

"This year we are asking that you consider spending time with friends and family reflecting on the Scriptures that lead us to this joyous celebration of the Church," Archbishop John Bathersby said in a statement.

"Instead of just giving up something for Lent, why not take up something as well?" he said about the series that is set to begin on Monday (February 15). The program will be using a lectio divina model of prayer, he added in the statement.

The Internet-based formation program follows on the successful e-conferences organised by the bishops last year.

Archbishop Bathersby is cited saying that that some 20,000 participants from across the globe joined in these two online conferences, demonstrating "a hunger in people to deepen their faith."

The Lenten series will include the contribution of 12 prelates, and will feature the Sunday Gospel readings with extra resources for deeper reflection.