Prayers and Meditations on the Life of Christ contains 87 prayers and meditations written by medieval Catholic monk Thomas à Kempis. The prayers and meditations are divided into four parts:
- “Devout Meditations on the Life of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and upon the Benefits Wrought by Him for Us”
- “Of the Passion of Christ, according to the Four Evangelists”
- “Concerning the Resurrection of Christ, and His Appearances”
- “Of the Ascension, of Pentecost, and of Certain Other Matters”
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- Brief biography of Thomas à Kempis
- Notes by the translator
Praise for the Print Edition
. . . the meditations here to be found are indisputably valuable by reason of the pure and fervent piety in which they abound and which will help many a soul to enter feelingly into the passion of Christ and dwell in His sacred wounds.
—New Catholic World
- Title: Prayers and Meditations on the Life of Christ
- Author: Thomas à Kempis
- Translator: W. Duthoit
- Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
- Publication Date: 1904
- Pages: 330
About Thomas à Kempis
Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471) was born in Kempen, Germany. In 1392, Thomas travelled to the Netherlands to attend school, and there he was introduced to the Brethren of the Common Life, followers of Gerard Groote’s Modern Devotion movement. After finishing school, he devoted his life to the movement, joining the Mount St. Agnes monastery. Thomas’ works evinced wide learning and deep biblical knowledge, and his work The Imitation of Christ is considered a classic in Christian literature.