The Passion: Reflections on the Suffering and Death of Jesus Christ
By Paul Thigpen, PhD
In this devotional treasure, you’ll find forty daily reflections on the passion and death of Our Lord. Each day’s reflection—suitable for Lent or for any time of the year—includes a scriptural text, a meditation, a brief prayer, and an excerpt from the visions of two celebrated Catholic mystics: Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824) and Venerable Maria de Agreda (1602–1665).
In these reflections, you’ll watch with Jesus as He prays in the Garden of Gethsemane . . . grieve beside Him as He stands trial . . . climb with Him on the way to Calvary . . . and mourn with His Blessed Mother at the foot of the Cross.
You’ll also ponder the roles of other figures in this sorrowful drama: not only Mary, but also Peter and Judas, Herod and Pilate, Simon the Cyrene and Dismas the Good Thief . . . and, of course, Satan, whose hope of victory over Jesus is dashed in the end.
Do you want to advance from virtue to virtue, from grace to grace? Are you seeking the entire sanctification of your soul? These are the rewards, insists St. Bonaventure, of those who meditate frequently on the sufferings of Christ.