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Lenten Season at Saint Anselm

February 22, 2012

"Lent is a privileged time of interior pilgrimage towards Him Who is the fount of mercy"
- His Holiness Benedict XVI.


Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Catholic liturgical season of Lent, a 40-day period before Easter. During this time, the college offers various opportunities for daily prayer and reflection. The Abbey Church is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and all members of the college community are encouraged to spend time in reflection and prayer in accordance with their own beliefs.

Traditionally, there are three pillars that guide us through this interior pilgrimage: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Campus Ministry has programs and services geared towards these observances as well as several special events.


Daily Mass when the college is in session see full mass schedule to right (schedule changes Feb. 25 -March 4, one Mass celebrated at 8:30 a.m. in the upper Abbey Church). All are encouraged to use this liturgical season as a chance to move closer to God and daily Mass is a simple commitment that can aid this process.

Rosary, Thurs., 8 p.m., lower Abbey Church

College Community Prayer Opportunities: prayer group, women's retreat, busy person retreat, Christian meditation, Day of Reflection - Lent Programs and Services (51KB/Word)

Lent Email Reflections found on the Campus Ministry web site or sign up for daily emails by emailing


Operation Rice Bowl to benefit Relief Services begins Ash Wednesday. Please pick up a rice bowl in the Abbey Church or Campus Ministry and give alms this Lent. Contact James Leonard

Lent Food Drive Boxes for drop off of food will be in various locations on campus. All non-perishable foods will be delivered to the N.H. Food Bank. Contact Campus Ministry

Special Events

Mon., Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m., pub - Working for Peace and Justice in Africa
Peter Kimeu, regional technical advisor for Partnership, Solidarity and Justice for Catholic Relief Services East Africa will speak on hunger, relief and development issues, a simple lunch will be served. R.S.V.P. to Fran Deleault at 603-641-7130.

March 18 -24, Benedictine Heritage Week - Contact Sue Gabert

Jewish Catholic Seder
Sponsored by the Diocese of Manchester, the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, and The Patrick and Kendra O'Donnell Family Foundation. - Contact Sue Gabert


Lenten Programs and Services

The Office of Campus Ministry has a schedule of events and programs for the Lenten season.

Additional Information

Daily Mass Schedule

11 a.m., 7 p.m., Abbey Church

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
11:30 a.m., Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church
5:15 p.m., Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church

11:30 a.m., Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church
10 p.m., Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church
5:15 p.m., Abbey Church

11:50 a.m., Abbey Church

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