Episcopal monastery invites readers into a bite-sized, daily practice during Lent

The Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Posted Feb 17, 2022

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Feb. 17, 2022— For Lent, the Brothers of The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) invite you to take on a simple practice that draws on the rhythm and richness of the monastic life – yet fits into your day. “Brother, Give Us a Word” has been helping people to start the day with prayer for over a decade. This Lent, the Brothers are expanding the daily message to include additional ways to engage the WORD throughout your day: through a practice, a provocation, or a prayer. Subscribe now at SSJE.org/word.

In its time, “Brother, Give Us a Word” has been the most popular and influential of SSJE’s ministries, giving people the option to click through and read or listen to the full sermon for deeper context. “Brother, Give Us a Word” meets people where they are with bite-sized pieces of wisdom at the start of the day. The meditations on the daily word offer true depth and are a way for people to start their days contemplatively even if they haven’t managed to keep up with other practices.

This offering is an invitation to a deeper relationship with God in the form of a sustainable spiritual practice. During Lent, an extra formational element alongside the meditation will introduce new readers to diverse ways of engaging this offering.

Subscribers to “Brother, Give Us a Word” have felt its impact for the last 10 years. As one noted, “ ‘Brother, Give Us A Word’ can show you how to live. All activities become creative when they don’t just depend on you. For me, more than any beliefs, it has become a compass.” Over 13,000 people across the globe currently receive the daily offering in their inboxes at 5 a.m. local time.

Connect with others on this journey across social media platforms and be sure to tune into Facebook for a series of live conversations with Brothers and others about how they pray with the daily WORD. Subscribe at SSJE.org/word.

About The Society of Saint John the Evangelist

SSJE is a community of men devoted to living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and rooted in the ancient monastic traditions of prayer and community life. We engage critically with the contemporary world as we seek to share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy with all.