Lenten Meditations by St. Thomas Aquinas
Do you really make proper use of Lent?
Pre-Vatican II Catholics had more help in using Lent properly. Not just the more rigorous disciplines, but sounder preaching and a wealth of solid spiritual books -- such as this magnificent treasury of Lenten wisdom compiled from the sermons of St. Thomas Aquinas. Now it’s back in print for the first time in 60 years.
In the simple, non-technical language he used for preaching, St. Thomas shows how to detach yourself from the things of this world and refocus on things above, using as models the penitential examples of Our Lord and Our Lady. He also offers detailed practical advice on how to avoid temptation, weed out vices, and cultivate virtues. To wit:
St. Thomas provides 63 Scripture-based Lenten meditations, one for each day from Septuagesima Sunday through Holy Saturday. Averaging two pages in length, these sermons are perfect for silent meditation at any time.
Lenten spiritual guidance from St. Thomas -- A small sampling of topics:
On Reforming Ourselves * Hardness of Heart * The Example of Christ Crucified * The Need to Be Watchful * On Doing Good * Our Lord’s Prayer in the Garden * How Christ’s Passion Freed Us from the Punishment Due to Sin * How Christ’s Passion Opened the Gates to Heaven * The Precious Blood * The Burial of Christ * On Being Buried Spiritually * Our Lady’s Suffering in the Passion * How Christ’s Passion Serves Us as an Example * The Last Supper * The Death of Christ
The Imitation of Mary
Unless You Do Penance
Forty Four Host Gold-Plated Pyx
Seven Last Words from the Cross
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8 Things You May Not Know About Good Friday 04/05/2012
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Holy Thursday 04/04/2012
Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About the History of Holy Week 04/03/2012
A Guide to Stations of the Cross 01/17/2012
What is Septuagesima Sunday? 02/19/2011
Maundy Thursday - It's Washing Day! 04/01/2010
Passion Sunday - It Ain't What it Used to Be 03/19/2010
True or False: Our Lord Descended Into Hell 03/19/2010
Legend of the True Cross 03/16/2010