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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
- 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
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.
The well-read book of Lenten Meditations
From the sturdy dark blue cover, to the eye-pleasing ivory,-colored, moderately-heavy weight paper of the pages, this is an exceptional book of daily Lenten meditations.
EXCELLENT DAILY MEDITATIONS THAT REALLY GOT METHINKING
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.
Wonderful, Spiritual and Inspiring guide for Lent
I just began reading today’s meditation and I’m in love with this book. I’ll be letting all of my group members, friends and family know what a wonderful book this is. The foreword from Fr. Check is beautiful and the first meditation on Ash Wednesday today called Pray to God in Secret just spoke directly to my heart. I’m looking forward to each day of my meditation for lent. So very happy I purchased this book. Perfect!
THIS IS A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN MEDITATIONAL GUIDE
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.
I’d recommend to anyone looking for Lenten reflection book
Wonderful reflections for Lent. You can go as deep as you want with them. Some days I was tired and had trouble focusing but the reflection was able to find me where I was at. I paired this with my daily journaling. You don’t have to journal with it but I found I got a lot out of it
This has been a wonderful journey through lent. The writings are so relevant and helpful for meditation and prayer. It is only 2-4 short pages each day yet very fulfilling and educating.
Valid now and forever.
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 .
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book throughout Lent and the insightful words spoken each day. I was able to ponder on the ideas during the course of the day.