Jesus turned the world upside down through his journey to the cross. Twelve hundred years later Francis and Clare took up his call to rebuild the church by following a similar path. Could we be called to do the same today? 

This season of Lent walk the way of the cross with Francis and Clare of Assisi as our guides. Their journey of joy in following Jesus mirrored Jesus’ own path as “for the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame” (Hebrews 12:2). 

Each week during Lent you will be invited to take a walk in your neighborhood for an hour while listening to an audio guide that weaves together stories of  

- Jesus showing the way of his kingdom 

- Francis and Clare seeking to follow that way 

- people continuing to walk this way today.  

Prayer practices and space for reflection will invite you to follow this way of Jesus in your own life. You will also receive a Lenten devotion and be invited to participate in several online gatherings of prayer and reflection including a short Ash Wednesday prayer service on February 22. 

Everyone is encouraged to gather in communities of two or more to discover how your stories intersect with those in the audio guides. We will provide resources for reflecting on your walks and even ideas for walking together in person.  


We encourage everyone to invite one or more people from your campus or other community to journey with you and use the debrief materials provided in the journal and online. If you will be debriefing with a group, please let us know. 

InterVarsity's Faculty Ministry & Study Abroad departments have dedicated hours to the production of this spiritual formation experience. Would you like to make an additional donation to InterVarsity? 

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