meditation is the surest way to grow in holiness, and Our Lady is
truly an example of perfection. This combination makes Meditations
on Mary a spiritual
powerhouse that will lift your soul to God and help you along the
path to heaven.
on Mary features twenty-four of the most powerful and moving
meditations written by 17th Century Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
considered to be one of the best homilists in the history of the
Church. Author of Meditations for Lent and Meditations for
Advent, Bishop Bossuet has been admired for his piety and
eloquence for over three hundred years. Now his meditations on Our
Lady are available to you in English for the very first time!
we know Our Lady serves as a perfect example of how a Christian
should live and bear witness to Our Lord, Scripture contains only a
few glimpses of her life, leaving our knowledge limited and our
these pages, Bishop Bossuet takes you on a stunning pilgrimage
through the principal mysteries of Our Lady's life. He masterfully
blends what he's learned from Sacred Scripture with the spiritual
traditions rooted in the heart of the Church, and illuminates it with
his own theological reflections.
bring you to a deeper understanding of Our Lady's compassion, her
suffering during Christ's Passion, and the loneliness she felt after
his Ascension to heaven. Bishop Bossuet will show you how Jesus
brings honor to himself by honoring his mother, and how Our Lady is
extraordinary solely because of her alliance with Jesus.
teaches us how to let God direct our steps, how to remain humble in
commanding and obeying, and how to seek holiness through our daily
work. She shows us how to pray with humility and perseverance, to
advance in perfection, and, by doing all these things, to conform
ourselves to the holy will of God. Each short meditation is worthy of
your contemplation, because each contains a lesson directly from the
Blessed Mother to sinners like you and me.