Counting to Forty After Grace for Lent / Single Page Lent Countdown Calendar : in Color and B&W versions {digital download}


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Counting to forty after Grace before meals is a longstanding Lenten tradition in our home. It’s a quick little reminder that it’s Lent, and a simple and easy sacrifice that the whole family can do together. This printable works as a visible reminder in the home that it’s Lent, and, if it’s up in the dining area, a reminder of the counting before meals devotion. It also works as a simple Lent Countdown Calendar. Just cross off one number each day Monday through Saturday. (Sundays aren’t counted as part of the forty days of Lent, thus the number of days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday is actually forty-six days.)

A more involved Lent Countdown Calendar that we use and love, and that I’m very excited to share with you guys, is available here.

See March’s Prayer Booklet, which includes prayers and devotions for the first five weeks of Lent here as a pdf download or here as a paperback booklet on Amazon.

This listing is for an instant download — You will receive two 8.5×11 inch images that you can save to your computer and print on your own printer or at your local print shop. They can be trimmed to fit in an 8×10 frame. These images have a faint watermark across the bottom to help keep track of which prayer goes to which month.

For a small fee, this image can be resized, made into holy cards, or personalized. Purchase the personalization listing (instead of this listing) and let me know in the “order notes” on the checkout page which image you’d like and what size or personalization information you’d like. Contact me at if you’ve got any questions.

A link to your download will be emailed to you once payment is processed (usually in only a few minutes).

This image is also available as a printed poster in 8×10 or 16×20 in the Catholic All Year poster shop in color or black and white.


The designs sold at Catholic All Year are for personal use only. You are welcome to print them as many times as you like for your home or as gifts. The designs can not be used for any commercial purpose or resold. If you’re not sure, just ask.

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Also available:

Eight printable Lent resources in one place: The BIG Catholic All Lent Bundle

Printable Lent Print and Cut DIY Lent Bundle (including a Clipart Lent Countdown Calendar, Voluntary Lenten Discipline pledge sheets for groups and individuals, inspirational Lent quotes and posters, and a Lenten Sacrifice Bean Jar label. No overlap with the above set)

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