The Bellarmine Forum is pleased to present Daily Lent Meditations for you.

This is from Fr. Richard Clarke S.J.'s Daily Catholic.

PREFACE.

There is no subject of meditation more pleasing to God and more profitable to the soul than the Passion of Jesus Christ. It contains in itself all sweetness. It is the remedy for every evil; the food that nourishes the soul. It is continued still in the Blessed Eucharist, and every Mass is a representation and renewal of the Sacred Passion. It is a subject always in season, but especially during the holy time of Lent.

These Meditations deal with some of the main incidents of Our Lord’s Sacred Passion. They are intended to be begun on Ash Wednesday, and to end on Holy Saturday. A few verses of Scripture are suggested to be read before each meditation, as furnishing the subject-matter of which it treats.

How to Meditate on the Passion.

St. Bonaventure tells us that if we desire to meditate with fruit on the Passion of Jesus Christ, three conditions are necessary. Our meditation must be:

1. Humble; for the Passion is unlike anything else in the world, it is unfathomable to human reason — a bottomless ocean of mystery. Reason must bow its head and confess its inability to grasp the mysteries that even Faith sees only darkly and through a glass. The story of Christ's humiliation is to the proud a sealed book; they see nothing attractive in it. Christ suffering has no beauty that they should admire Him. I must therefore begin by praying for humility.

2. Full of confidence; since the Passion is the source of all our confidence, it is the proof of the exceeding love wherewith Christ loved us. How can I fear with the sight before me of Christ suffering for love of me?

It is, too, a medicine for every possible evil, for every temptation, for every sin; whatever the malady of my soul, the Passion of Christ can cure it. At the foot of the cross each mortal wound will be made whole.

3. Persevering: the beauty of the Passion does not appear all at once. The world considers it a degradation, the careless and the indifferent pass it by unmoved; even the faithful Christian scarcely penetrates beneath the surface of that Divine Mystery, unless he prays earnestly and continually to appreciate it. Only gradually and by degrees are we drawn by the sacred attractiveness of the cross.

Before I begin my meditations I must ask God for this spirit of humility, confidence, persistency.

Table of Contents

Lent Meditations: Preface and Information

Daily Meditations for lent from The Devout Year by Richard Clarke SJ (1889). Short meditations combined with scripture allow you to deepen your lent and spiritual life and feed your contemplative life. Every meditation is listed on this page.

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Lent Day 1: Ash Wednesday— The Anticipation of the Passion.

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Lent Day 2: First Thursday in Lent — The Preliminaries of the Passion.

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Lent Day 3: First Friday in Lent — The Supper in Simon’s House.

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Lent Day 4: First Saturday in Lent— The Eating of the Paschal Lamb.

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Lent Day 5: The First Sunday in Lent— Jesus’s Desire for His Sufferings.

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Lent Day 6: Monday after the First Sunday in Lent — The Washing of the Feet.

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Lent Day 7: Tuesday after the First Sunday in Lent — The Institution of the Blessed Eucharist

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Lent Day 8: Wednesday after the First Sunday in Lent — The Farewell Discourse of Jesus.

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Lent Day 9: Thursday after the First Sunday in Lent — On the Road to Gethsemani.

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Lent Day 10: Friday after the First Sunday in Lent — The Sacred Agony in the Garden.

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Lent Day 11: Saturday after the First Sunday in Lent— The Aggravation of the Sacred Agony.

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Lent Day 12: The Second Sunday in Lent— The Help for the Saints in the Sacred Agony.

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Lent Day 13: Monday after the Second Sunday in Lent — The Consolations of the Sacred Agony.

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Lent Day 14: Tuesday after the Second Sunday in Lent — The Sequel of the Sacred Agony.

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Lent Day 15: Wednesday after the Second Sunday in Lent — The Betrayal of Jesus.

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Lent Day 16: Thursday after the Second Sunday in Lent— The Apprehension of Jesus.

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Lent Day 17: Friday after the Second Sunday in Lent— Jesus Led Away Captive.

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Lent Day 18: Saturday after the Second Sunday in Lent— In the House of Annas.

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Lent Day 19: The Third Sunday in Lent — In the Palace of Caiphas.

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Lent Day 20: Monday after the Third Sunday in Lent — The Condemnation of Christ.

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Lent Day 21: Tuesday after the Third Sunday in Lent — St. Peter’s Denial of Jesus.

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Lent Day 22: Wednesday after the Third Sunday in Lent— St. Peter’s Repentance.

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Lent Day 23: Thursday after the Third Sunday in Lent— Jesus in the Guard-room of Caiphas.

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Lent Day 24: Friday after the Third Sunday in Lent — Jesus is Dragged Before Pilate.

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Lent Day 25: Saturday after the Third Sunday in Lent — Judas’s Repentance.

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Lent Day 26: The Fourth Sunday in Lent— Jesus Before Pilate.

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Lent Day 27: Monday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent — Jesus Before Herod.

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Lent Day 28: Tuesday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent — Barabbas or Jesus?

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Lent Day 29: Wednesday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent — The Scourging.

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Lent Day 30: Thursday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent — The Crowning with Thorns.

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Lent Day 31: Friday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent— Ecce Homo.

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Lent Day 32: Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent— The Condemnation to Death.

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Lent Day 33: The Fifth Sunday in Lent — Jesus Sets Out on the Way to Calvary.

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Lent Day 34: Monday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Via Dolorosa.

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Lent Day 35: Tuesday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Jesus Meets His Holy Mother.

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Lent Day 36: Wednesday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Simon of Cyrene.

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Lent Day 37: Thursday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Jesus is Nailed to the Cross.

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Lent Day 38: Friday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent— The Deriding of Jesus.

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Lent Day 39: Saturday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — The Good Thief.

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Lent Day 40: The Sixth Sunday in Lent — Jesus Commends His Disciples to His Holy Mother’s Care.

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Lent Day 41: Monday in Holy Week — The Dereliction of Jesus on the Cross.

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Lent Day 42: Tuesday in Holy Week— The Thirst upon the Cross.

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Lent Day 43: Wednesday in Holy Week — The Death of Jesus.

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Lent Day 44: Maundy Thursday— Jesus’ Mystical Death in the Blessed Eucharist.

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