Meditations for Lent

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Lent is hard, and it's so frustrating when we lose focus and surrender to our weaknesses time and time again. That's why all the great saints encouraged meditation as a sure-fire way to place yourself in God's presence and grow closer to Him. Through meditation, we take our eyes off ourselves, and we walk faithfully in the hands of God.

There is no better time to begin—or to renew—the habit of meditation than during the Season of Lent. If you want to combine the spiritual benefits of a holy Lent with the bountiful harvest that regular meditation brings, then your soul is crying for Meditations for Lent. These brief but powerful meditations are collected from the voluminous writings of 17th Century Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet.

Bishop Bossuet is considered to be among the best homilists in the history of the Church, and his great piety and eloquent writings have been cherished by Catholics for hundreds of years. Now they're available to you in English, for the very first time! In these pages, Bishop Bossuet will take you on a stunning inner pilgrimage to an unforgettable encounter with Jesus' tender love for you as he freely gave His life for you on the Cross.

Each meditation is short, and it is a robust complement to the daily readings at Mass during the Lenten season. Read Meditations for Lent and you won't arrive at Easter Mass distracted, exhausted, and frazzled, having neglected your sacrifices and your ordinary prayers, too. Instead, you'll find yourself walking joyfully into church, ready and eager to adore the resurrected King.

And your soul will be what it should be: a fit dwelling place for the Redeemer.

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"These meditations will help you enter by the narrow door, just as Jesus urges us. "

Rev. Paul Check
Director of The Courage Apostolate
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"Bossuet is a hidden treasure of profound spiritual insight, and his meditations will transform your Lenten experience."

Dan Burke
Executive Director of The National Catholic Register
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"Classic wisdom in a crisp new translation that will be of great spiritual value to everyone seeking to live the Faith more fully."

Robert Royal
Faith & Reason Institute
  • Pages: 224
  • Format(s): leatherette, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-99-9
  • Product Code: 4999
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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 that can be used now and for years to come. A must have! I now look at Lent with a new love and appreciation of my faith. It has opened up a new world for me.
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Profitable Lenten Journey
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. 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.
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Great book of Lenten Meditations
From the sturdy, dark blue cover, to the eye-pleasing ivory-colored, moderately-heavy pages, this is an exceptional book of daily Lenten meditations. Its size is compact enough to slip into one's purse or messenger bag. Very comfortable font size (approx 11pt serif). Bishop Bossuet's erudite words will undoubtedly appeal to those who prefer a more classical, academic flavour in their meditative reading, while yet remaining accessible to all. A fine companion for 40 days, and beyond.
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Timeless
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. Each meditation takes just a few minutes to read (only a couple of pages) but contains enough to ponder for the rest of the day. Really easy to work these into your daily Lenten reading. I know I'll use "Meditations for Lent" in future years.
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Meditations for Lent (Jacques-Benigne Bossuet)
Bishop Bossuet's meditations are beautifully rendered, perfect for Lectio Divina and contemplation. I purchased the ebook format so I could begin reading it immediately. I have another volume I love for daily use, Divine Intimacy, but it's large, not easily tucked into pocket or purse, so Meditations for Lent on my Kindle is perfect.
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Treasury of Catholic Meditations bundle

Treasury of Catholic Meditations

This four-volume set of meditations have been carefully selected to lift your soul to God while affording you an admirable distillation of the doctrines and piety of our Holy Catholic Church.

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