What’s Next?

by Bishop Robert Barron

In the name of the Risen Lord, greetings! Lent is over and we’ve now moved into Easter. Alleluia!

I’d like to thank you for joining me and nearly 300,000 other pilgrims as we journeyed through the Lenten season. Now that we’ve finished, many of you have asked, what’s next? How do I maintain the spiritual momentum I developed during Lent? I’d like to suggest a couple¬†practical tips:

First, be sure to visit our website, WordOnFire.org, on a regular basis. Every day we share new articles, videos, blog posts, and homilies to help strengthen your faith and evangelize the culture. The best part is that all of it is free!

Second, the best way to carry on your Lenten progress is to commit to one spiritual practice right now. For instance, read through the one of the Gospels, one chapter per day. Or once a week, spend some time with the Blessed Sacrament. Or decide to attend one extra Mass each week. Or pray one rosary each day, maybe in your car or while you exercise. All of these are simple, straightforward ways to deepen your spiritual life.

Thank you again from all of us at Word on Fire, and God bless you during this Easter season!

Bishop Robert Barron


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  • Anton D

    Thank you very much Bishop Barron. The reflections really do help me during lent.

    May God Bless you and the ‘word on fire’ team.

  • Anton D

    For future listening here are talks from the CD “SPIRITUALITY IN THE MARKETPLACE” SERIES – Fr. Robert Barron.
    They were available for free download sometime back. Uploaded now with altered bitrate for smaller file size but same duration.

    Talk 1 – Why It Makes Sense To Believe In God – 45:47 min
    Talk 2 – Who Is Jesus Christ And How Do We Find Life In Him – 43:29 min
    Talk 3 – Eucharist The Source And Summit Of The Christian Life – 48:27 min
    Talk 4 – Does God Hear Us Why Prayer Matters – 47:05 min
    Talk 5 – The Seven Great Virtues – 47:13 min

    If Wordonfire.org has issues with copyright infringement, please let me know and I will take it down.

    To Listen Click on the link/pic below.
    To Download the Talks:
    1. Click on the link above to go to the website.
    2. Copy the URL(website address) from that website.
    3. Then paste the copied URL on the website mentioned below and follow the instructions.

    Talk 1 – Why It Makes Sense To Believe In God – 45:47 min

    Talk 2 – Who Is Jesus Christ And How Do We Find Life In Him – 43:29 min

    Talk 3 – Eucharist The Source And Summit Of The Christian Life – 48:27 min

    Talk 4 – Does God Hear Us Why Prayer Matters – 47:05 min

    Talk 5 – The Seven Great Virtues – 47:13 min

  • John Silva

    Bishop Barron,
    Thank you for taking us through this Lent with your teaching words and insights into our faith!

    May God bless you and your work always,

  • ber

    Thank you bishop Barron as always iv enjoyed your reflectionsI I already watch all your work on YouTube ect great talks and always inspire me to think more on many tropics of my faith I have joined with many others who as we journey become family each expressing great dept to each topic I thank you for making this possible
    I wish you every blessing on your new ministry and happy to see you have continued to make wonderful talks available God Bless you ever greatfull. Bernie

  • Elizabeth

    Dear Bishop Robert Barron, One of the members of this Reflection, Janice, introduced me to another RSM, There she gave us the website of your meaning of the Easter. Since my sons were in a Latin class at a public school and myths were studied, I ask for prayers that your Meaning of Easter video will help them to recognize the truth of what they learned as children – Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Also your answer to one diocesan priest, that you started out as a diocesan priest as well as scholarly at the same time, is reassuring for those young diocesan priests of today. God is truly working through, in and around you. Thank you.

    • concerned citizen

      Elizabeth, I posted yesterday, that any devotee to our Blessed Mother and interested to discuss one spiritual reading every day are welcomed to join the RSM, which stands for the Rosary Soldiers of Mary. Reposting it again below. By the way, this is also for free.

      We are a private blog composed of over 180 members from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Singapore and the Philippines. We have daily discussions of various topics on faith and spirituality and we pray for each other’s intentions particularly the suffering on the sick. We are only over two years old and many members have said they have grown in both knowledge and spirituality.



      • Elizabeth

        Would this be Bobby T? If so, I am already on RSM

        • concerned citizen

          Yes. Elizabeth. My reply to you was actually addressed to the other readers.

          We have so far received five applications besides ber and carol. Maybe you can also encourage the others to join.

  • Randal Agostini

    Bishop Baron, Thank you for your time and your insight to bring me these Lenten Reflections. Thank you for all the work you do to bring souls to Christ. May God Bless you. Randal

  • Anniloh

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Each morning during lent (and advent) I look forward to your reflections. God bless you in all you do.

  • John McCarthy

    We are blessed by God through you, I am most grateful.

  • Dayna Ellis

    Thank you, Bishop Barron, for your Lenten Reflections this season. Your intuitive and thoughtful writings have inspired me. May God continue to bless you in your evangelization.

  • D Blyth

    Thank you Bishop Barron for offering these helpful reflections.
    Thanks to all who posted their comments – I found them helpful and encouraging.


  • KathleenAnn

    Thank you so much and God bless you as you teach and encourage others through your words and wisdom. You are greatly used by the Lord to draw us into a deeper more vibrant relationship with Him.

  • john t.

    Thank you Bishop Barron.

  • Anne Marie Yip

    Thank you Bishop Baron .
    May God bless you always in all your work .

  • concerned citizen

    Thank you very much Bishop Barron. I definitely learned a lot these past days and made the Lenten Season even more meaningful. I totally agree with what you said. Frequenting the Sacraments, praying the Holy Rosary, Spiritual readings, Holy Hour are the water and the sunshine we need to nourish our faith. Doing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy are the fertilizers that will make us bear fruit while the sacrifices and mortifications on the other hand are the pesticides that will give us the strength to overcome temptations. One dose of each will go a long way towards sanctification.

  • Barbara Ann Baugh

    For 50 days we will the most joyous liturgical season. Then it is Ordinary Time even the name a little dampening. During the Summer I tend to become a little spiritually lazy. I pray that I will become sufficiently recovered go to Mass every Friday.

  • Penelope

    Thank you Bishop Barron, and thank you everyone. This is the first time I have ever participated in an online reflection. I could never figure out how to do the computer part properly.

    This has been a wonderful experience for me, and I feel very blessed, and grateful. Looking forward very much to seeing what the Lord has in mind next….

  • http://findmeinflorida.wordpresscom Tampa Lady

    I loved your daily reflections. Nice. :) It added to the sunshine in Tampa.

  • http://findmeinflorida.wordpresscom Tampa Lady

    Another thing: you all were fun to hang around in a “cyber way” every day this past Lent.

    • D Blyth

      Yes, it was a pleasant experience indeed!

      • http://findmeinflorida.wordpresscom Tampa Lady

        What was the best part? What did you all learn this past Lent? Also I have a blog http//findmeinflorida.wordpress.com

        • D Blyth

          Broadly speaking, I enjoyed the sharing of ideas and faith a lot. I learnt from that.
          I enjoyed seeing others deriving some benefit and being pleased with our posts.
          Which aspect did you find good?

  • Debbie Venske

    Thank you so much Bishop Barron, it was a special Lenten season. Our Priests at the Oratory were also amazing and ensured that it was a special time of reflection and prayer for all at our parish. God bless you all.

  • James D. Blocksom Jr.

    Thank you, Bishop Barron and company.

  • Katherine Moore

    It was a wonderful Easter this year for me, as I received the gift of being a sponsor for a young lady entering the Church through RCIA at the Easter Vigil Mass at my church. She was baptized, confirmed and of course received her First Communion. She is only 16 and is an inspiration even to adults around her, especially her parents, who have decided to go through RCIA next. Many blessings abound! Happy Easter!

  • Mary Jane Madeline

    Thank you Bishop Barron and may God continue to bless you with good health and God/s Grace to share your Faith. Thanks to all participants. Although I haven’t always commented to all, many of you gave meaningful comments. Holy Holy Holy….men and women…Thank you.

  • rtclovesmac

    Thank you Bishop.
    I have been s part of your Lenten and Advent programs for over two years now and the blessings of grace and mercy emerging from participation are making my life better. Thank you for bringing me/us hope!

  • Stacie

    Thank You Bishop Barron for simplifying Gods word and helping me to understand the life of Jesus and His message. Thank you for explaining the Catholic Faith the way you do. I have fallen deeper and deeper in love with Jesus because of your simple explanations and have shared so many of your videos and messages with family members who have fallen away from the church, because you have a way in saying what I can’t. I look forward to all you have to offer in the future. God Bless you Bishop Robert Barron!