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 … 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.
Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., is the editor of TAN Books and the best-selling author, co-author or compiler of forty-one titles. Among his most popular books are The Burden: A Warning of Things to Come and The Rapture Trap: A Catholic Response to End Times Fever. A convert to the Catholic faith, Paul has served the Church as an award-winning journalist, historian, apologist, catechist, and member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into twelve languages.