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On the Mystery of the Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

in A Rule for Children and Other Writings

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780226648316
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226648347 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226648347.003.0003
On the Mystery of the Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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This chapter presents Jacqueline Pascal's devotional treatise on the Crucifixion, On the Mystery of the Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, written shortly before her entry into the convent. She wrote this meditation in response to a spiritual note sent to her from Port–Royal by Mère Agnès. Following the custom of the convent, Mère Agnès sent a monthly note to lay friends of the convent recommending meditation on a particular theme (in this case, the Passion of Christ). Jacqueline Pascal composed this work in May–June 1651. In the work, Pascal establishes a parallel between a particular attribute of Christ during the Passion and a specific virtue that his disciples should develop.

Keywords: devotional treatise; Crucifixion; convent; meditation; Mère Agnès

Chapter.  4875 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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