2013 Lenten Calendar

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despondency, lust of power, and idle talk; But grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother; for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. ~ St. Ephraem, Doctor of the Church (d. 373)  This prayer is often prayed with a prostration after each stanza.


This calendar corresponds with the 2013 Liturgical Calendar - of the Extraordinary Form.

In order to keep up the character of mournfulness and austerity which is so well suited to Lent, the Church, for many centuries, admitted very few feasts into this portion of her year, inasmuch as there is always joy where there is even a spiritual feast…During the last few centuries, she has admitted several other feasts into that portion of her general calendar which coincides with Lent; still, she observes a certain restriction, out of respect for the ancient practice. ~“The Mystery of Lent” - Extraordinary Form (Tridentine) from Dom Gueranger’s “The Liturgical Year”

Purple 2013 Lenten Calendar EOPurple Print 2013 Lenten Calendar EO 

White 2013 Lenten Calendar EOVintage 2013 Lenten Calendar EO

*The calendar can be printed with a purple, purple print, white or a vintage background. The links to the calendar downloads are listed at the bottom of this post.

I print my calendar at Costco Photo in 16x20 ($5.99) for the family down stairs and 8x10 ($1.49) for bedrooms upstairs.  It can also be printed at home.


The following prayers are also included on the calendar.

O Lord Jesus! who spent forty days in the desert without food or drink, and didst permit Thy self to be tempted by the evil spirit, give me, I beseech Thee by that holy fast, the grace to combat, during this holy season of Lent, under Thy protection, against intemperance, and to resist the suggestions of Satan that I may win the crown of eternal life. Amen. ~Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's The Church's Year


Prayer Before A Crucifix ~ En ego, O bone et dulcissime Iesu
Behold, O good and most sweet Jesus, I fall upon my knees before Thee, and with most fervent desire beg and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart a lively sense of faith, hope and charity, true repentance for my sins, and a firm resolve to make amends. And with deep affection and grief, I reflect upon Thy five wounds, having before my eyes that which Thy prophet David spoke about Thee, o good Jesus: "They have pierced my hands and feet, they have counted all my bones." Amen.

This prayer calls to mind Psalm 21, in particular verses 17 and 18, which concern our Lord's Passion. A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful on any Friday of Lent or Passiontide who after Communion piously recite this prayer before an image of Christ crucified. On other days of the year the indulgence is partial.


You may download and print the calendar for your personal use.  I only ask that you offer a decade of the Rosary for Priests of the the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).

***Please leave a comment stating how you plan to use this or any other Lenten Calendar.  Also, feel free to leave your suggestions for future calendars.***

Email me at JOYfilledfamily{at}gmail{dot}com if you prefer to have a JPEG file and/or PDF sent directly to you.  I will gladly send out the 2013 Lenten Calendar - JPEG file at any time in the Lenten Season.


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  1. Thank you so much, Lena. These are beautiful! Have a productive Lent and a safe, peaceful delivery!

  2. Thank you Lena, this looks beautiful! I appreciate all the work you put into making these and offering them to us!
    - Jenny



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