Forgive Everyone Everything Lenten Read-Along


Join in a special Lenten read-along with Loyola Press. We’ll be reading Forgive Everyone Everything at a relaxed pace that will give us time to savor what we read and see in the art during the weeks of Lent.

About the Book

Gregory Boyle, SJ, spends his days at Homeboy Industries accompanying ex-gang members as they rebuild their lives. Forgive Everyone Everything is a powerful collection of his most poignant writings based on decades of experiences of loss and pain, redemption and renewal. All 50 reflections are accompanied by stunning street art from acclaimed artist and ex-gang member Fabian Debora, making this book a modern-day devotional that will provoke and inspire readers.

How to Participate

  1. Purchase your copy of Forgive Everyone Everything by Gregory Boyle, SJ.
  2. Download the read-along schedule.
  3. Post your thoughts, favorite quotes, or reactions with #lentreadalong on social media.

The Loyola Press read-along begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023, and runs through Holy Week, April 2 through April 8, 2023.

On Fridays during Lent, visit for special content related to our read-along, including opportunities to discuss sections of the book with other readers.

About the Author

Gregory Boyle, SJ, is the author of the 2010 New York Times bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Barking to the Choir (2017), and The Whole Language (2021). In 2014, the White House named Boyle a Champion of Change, and he received the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics.

About the Artist

Fabian Debora was born in El Paso, Texas, and began his career in 1995 as a member of the East Los Angeles Streetscapers. He was mentored by many Chicano artists and muralists. Fabian’s work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Brooklyn, and throughout Latin America.