Tree of Life: Saint Bonaventure on the Christ Story

Tree of Life: Saint Bonaventure on the Christ Story

by Stephen Joseph Wolf

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Overview

Tree of Life: Incarnation, Passion & Glory, Saint Bonaventure on the Christ Story. This is Saint Bonaventure's 13th Century collection of fifty meditations on the Incarnation, Passion, and Glory of Jesus Christ. Following the 1978 translation by Dr. Ewert Cousins, parish priest and spiritual director Stephen Joseph Wolf offers a paraphrase with brush-ink drawings.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044642072
Publisher: Stephen Joseph Wolf
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Joseph Wolf is a parish priest, spiritual director and retreat leader in the Diocese of Nashville, where he grew up the second of eight sons of a parish secretary and Nashville’s best television repairman, and has worked as a paper boy, janitor, laundry worker, desk clerk, landscaper, accountant and priest. He writes for faith sharing groups and retreats and spiritual direction on weekly “monk days” of silence and solitude.

Table of Contents

MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION WEEK ONE

1st Fruit: HIS DISTINGUISHED ORIGIN

Begotten of God

Prefigured

Sent from Heaven

Born of Mary

2nd Fruit: THE HUMILITY OF HIS WAY OF LIFE

Conformed to his Ancestors

Shown to the Magi

Submissive to the Law

Exiled from his Kingdom

WEEK TWO

3rd Fruit: THE LOFT OF HIS POWER

Heavenly Baptist

Tempted by the Enemy

Wonderful in his Miracles

Transfigured

4th Fruit: THE PLENITUDE OF HIS PIETY

The Solicitous Shepherd

Bathed with Tears

Acclaimed King of the World

Consecrated Bread

MYSTERY OF HIS PASSION WEEK THREE

5th Fruit: HIS CONFIDENCE IN TRIALS

Sold through Guile

Prostrate in Prayer

Surrounded by the Mob

Bound with Chains

6th Fruit: HIS PATIENCE IN BAD TREATMENT

Denied by his Own

Blindfolded

Handed Over to Pilate

Condemned to Death

WEEK FOUR

7th Fruit: HIS CONSTANCY UNDER TORTURE

Scorned by All

Nailed to the Cross

Linked with Thieves

Given Gall to Drink

8th Fruit: VICTORY IN THE CONFLICT OF DEATH

Sun Dimmed in Death

Pierced with a Lance

Dressed in Blood

Laid in the Tomb

MYSTERY OF HIS GLORY WEEK FIVE

9th Fruit: THE NOVELTY OF HIS RESURRECTION

Triumphant in Death

Rising in Blessedness

Extraordinary Beauty

Dominion over the Earth

10th Fruit: THE SUBLIMITY OF HIS ASCENSION

Leader of his Army

Lifted Up to Heaven

Giver of the Spirit

Freeing from Guilt

WEEK SIX

11th Fruit: THE EQUITY OF HIS JUDGMENT

Truthful Witness

Wrathful Judge

Glorious Conqueror

Adorned Spouse

12th Fruit: THE ETERNITY OF HIS KINGDOM

King and Son of the King

Inscribed Book

Fountain-Ray of Light

Desired End

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

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