40 DAY FORGE

2022 LENTEN CHALLENGE.

IN COLLABORATION WITH DOM RASO 
AND ANY CATHOLIC WHO DARES.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this challenge is to help inspire Catholics. To stand shoulder to shoulder in a spiritual forging through Lent. We might not be talking to each other every day but we understand that we are fighting this battle together, against a common enemy. We are called to continue to help one another sharpen each other’s swords.

 

Iron Sharpens Iron, and when iron gets sharpened, sparks fly! 

accountability

An accountability partner is critical for the success of this challenge. There are no exceptions. There will be no excuses. Make it happen.

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PLAN

IMPORTANT NOTE: We all have different struggles and weaknesses. This plan is a great guideline for our lent. Adapt it if need be according to your level of spirituality and what you think you need to work on. However, adapting the plan is no excuse to go easy on yourself. Lent is meant to be a purge of all ungodly things in our lives.

LET'S MAKE THIS LENT HURT. 

PREP: 

Find an accountability partner for this challenge. THIS IS MANDATORY. 

ASH WEDNESDAY:

— Full day of fasting

— No TV

— No phone after 4 p.m.

— 15 decade rosary

DAILY TASKS:

— 4:30 wake up

— Immediately thank God/morning prayers

— 33 pushups

Scripture reading (3 chapters from the Old Testament and 1 from the new)

— 35 minutes of reading

— Meditation

— Mass (if not possible, read the mass of the day)

— 90 minute workout

— Rosary (15 decade rosary if you decide to do a 60 minute workout instead of 90)

— Cold shower

— Act of charity

— Examination of conscience before bed 

WEEKLY TASKS:

​— Sacrifices: What disciplines do you need to put into place that are distracting you from being a Saint? Be honest. What habits take you away from honoring God? Have sacrifices that you will carry out through all of lent. Don't be superficial. Choose these sacrifices with a purpose. Know why you're doing them and adapt as you progress. 

— No social media on Sundays and limit phone usage. 

— Friday is a full fast (tea and coffee only)

— Once a week, one hour of adoration either at a church or a quiet place

— Journal twice a week, reflecting on what you did well and what you will do to improve

— Stations of the cross

HOLY WEEK PLAN TO BE RELEASED SOON