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Even three hundred years ago, believers found it difficult to sustain for forty days the proper Lenten spirit. That's why even then, countless Christians turned to the writings of Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), whose great piety and simple eloquence won him renown as one of the greatest preachers of his time. From Bishop Bossuet's sermons and spiritual writings, believers drew ever greater Lenten wisdom and strength.

Now translator Christopher Blum has selected from Bishop Bossuet's voluminous works fifty brief but remarkably powerful meditations that complement the daily readings at Mass during the Lenten season, thus offering to us the perfect companion for a thoughtful and fruitful Lent.

If you read and meditate briefly on just one of them each day in Lent, I guarantee that this good French bishop's eloquence will soon have you not merely remembering the events of Christ's journey to His Crucifixion; it will have you spiritually walking with Him on that journey . . . which is precisely what we are called to do in Lent!

With Bossuet, this Lent you will find yourself saying, "O Jesus! I present myself to you to make my journey in your company. O my Savior, receive your traveler! Here I am ready, holding on to nothing. Let me go with You to the Father."

That's the fire that should burn in the heart of all Christians. This Lent, let Bishop Bossuet enkindle it in yours. Among the Meditations: God Alone Suffices Pray to God in Secret The Truth and the Life Tempted in the Desert The Sign of Jonah Love Your Enemies This Is My Beloved Son And You Will Be Forgiven The Wicked Tenants In Spirit and in Truth The Silence of Christ Priest, Prophet, and King Our Life, a Journey to God The Great Commandment I Was Hungry and You Fed Me The Love of God for Repentant Sinners Up to Jerusalem God, the Life of the Soul The Witness of the Baptist The Raising of Lazarus Jesus Is Persecuted The True Messiah The Anointing The Betrayal The Eucharist The Passion The Brevity of Life Washed of Our Sins A Sign of Contradiction No Man Ever Spoke Like This Man The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem To Unite Ourselves with Christ

Product Details

  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press; 1st edition (December 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193318499X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933184999
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Customer Reviews

Timeless …

7 people found this helpful.
 on April 2, 2015
By Mitzi
As the title indicates, the book contains meditations for each day of Lent. They are translations of work originally written in the late 17th century …. but they are timeless.

EXCELLENT DAILY MEDITATIONS THAT REALLY GOT METHINKING

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 13, 2016
By Silver_Rose
I have seen many pamphlets and books of daily Lenten reflection, but none has struck me so powerfully as this volume, written initially in the late 1800’s, I think 1875. The daily topics are thought provoking without being preachy and have fueled my devotional and prayer life a great deal. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be inspired to make a spiritually profitable Lenten journey.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN MEDITATIONAL GUIDE

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 3, 2016
By Anna Torres
IF YOU WANT NEW FOUND GUIDANCE IN YOUR LIFE OR MAYBE YOU’RE A NEW COMER TO THE CATHOLIC FAITH. THIS IS A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN MEDITATIONAL GUIDE, THAT CAN BE USED NOW AND FOR YEARS TO COME. A MUST HAVE! I LOOK AT LENT WITH A NEW FOUND LOVE AND APPRECIATION OF MY FAITH. IT HAS OPENED UP A NEW WORLD FOR ME.

Valid now and forever.

3 people found this helpful.
 on March 3, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Although written two centuries ago these meditations are as valuable today as when they were written. Human nature and its weaknesses hasn’t changed -and never will. Neither has the nature of God changed. His love for us and His constant care and guidance, as beautifully reflected in these meditations, lead us along the path to union with Him.

This is one of a series .

9 people found this helpful.
 on February 4, 2014
By The Owl
I purchased two others. They are really wonderful books for prayers and meditations for the seasons they are prepared for. Wonderful to own and to use.

One of the best I have come across so far . . .

 on May 10, 2017
By Amazon Customer
I’m always looking for the Lenten meditation book that will speak to me ever year. I work for a Catholic parish and am part of the RCIA team, so finding a book that will cut through the noise of that world is always difficult. This one is it!! I have it on Kindle but might need to get a physical copy as well.

You will be so very glad to have this book on your shelf for spiritual …

 on May 14, 2017
By Linda A. Graf
This Lenten devotional was timeless in its reflections. You can almost hear the voice of St. Vincent de Paul being revealed through the thoughts and words of Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (his student). You will be so very glad to have this book on your shelf for spiritual direction.

Meditative and thought provoking read for the season of Lent …

One person found this helpful.
 on March 21, 2016
By Karina Seizinger
Meditative and thought provoking read for the season of Lent. It will really help you to get into the spirit of the season.

Recommended.

 on March 30, 2017
By Steven L.
Nice words to meditate on during lent

Five Stars

 on May 4, 2017
By Michael Bartkoski
Great Lenten Journey