The Society of St. Pius X Does “Bossuet for Lent”

It's a little late in the game, I know, but I just discovered that the venerable Society of St. Pius X had posted for this Lent soon past a series from Bossuet's Meditations on the Gospel.  The series is as follows: Jesus' Victory and Power Over Death Jesus’ Friendship Is a Model For Ours Profusion …

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Jesus humbles Himself at the washing of the feet

From Meditations on the Gospel, First Part, Eighth Day: Jesus humbles Himself at the washing of the feet (John xiii. 4, 5). He riseth from supper, and layeth aside His garments; these were the garments of honor which free persons wore-He allowed Himself only the kind of garment that those accustomed to serve were wont …

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The unbelievers do not open their eyes to the light: they walk in darkness

From Meditations on the Gospel, The Last Week of the Saviour, Seventeenth Day. The unbelievers do not open their eyes to the light: they walk in darkness (John xii. 34-37). And how sayest thou: The Son of Man must be lifted up (John xii. 34) from the earth? Jesus had spoken so often of this …

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The Character of Authority in the Triumph of Jesus Christ

From Meditations on the Gospel, The Last Week of the Saviour, Sixth Day. The character of authority in the triumph of Jesus Christ. His zeal for the holiness of the temple (Ibid.). Upon reaching Jerusalem Jesus went to the temple, as conquerors usually do, even among the idolaters. For there was a notion among men …

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The Triumphant Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem

From Meditations on the Gospel, The Last Week of the Saviour, First Day. The triumphant entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem. He is acknowledged King, son of David, and the Messiah (John xi. 12-20; Matt. xxi. 1-17; Mark xi. 1-17; Luke xix. 28-48). These sermons or discourses will teach us about the triumphant entrance of …

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Elevations on Prophecies

This series continues from the last series, and is an interesting treatment of several topics concerning the Old Testament's prediction of Jesus Christ: Prophecies under the Patriarchs The Prophecy of Moses The Prophecy of David The other prophecies Reflection on Prophecies The Appearance of God in a new way; and what does the promised coming …

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Elevations on Prophecies: 6, The Appearance of God in a new way; and what does the promised coming of Christ accomplish

From such a height we resume the sacred history, we find that God appears in human form to the patriarchs, the prophets. One of the men whom Abraham sees, and whom he receives in his house, happens to be the Lord himself, God himself, to whom nothing is difficult; who gives Sarah, although sterile, a …

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Elevations on Prophecies: 5, Reflection on Prophecies

Things being in this state, the coming of Jesus Christ being prepared from the origin of the world, all the law, so to speak, being pregnant and ready to give birth, God left the holy people four to five hundred years without prophets or prophecies, wanting to give them that time to meditate and long …

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