Meditations on Christ’s Seven Last Words

Professor of New Testament Studies
Includes Free Study Guide

Meditations on Christ’s Seven Last Words

Professor of New Testament Studies
Includes Free Study Guide

Audio Sample:

What were Jesus’ final seven statements on the cross? How do they speak to your life today?

In this audio retreat, award-winning New Testament Professor Sr. Laurie Brink, O.P., Ph.D., shows you how to lift Jesus’ last words off the pages of Scripture and inscribe them onto your own life. An engaging retreat leader, Sr. Brink imparts wisdom that will uplift and edify your spirit.

As you pray along with Meditations on Christ’s 7 Last Words, you’ll practice changing your perspective. Sr. Brink

Audio Sample:

What were Jesus’ final seven statements on the cross? How do they speak to your life today?

In this audio retreat, award-winning New Testament Professor Sr. Laurie Brink, O.P., Ph.D., shows you how to lift Jesus’ last words off the pages of Scripture and inscribe them onto your own life. An engaging retreat leader, Sr. Brink imparts wisdom that will uplift and edify your spirit.

As you pray along with Meditations on Christ’s 7 Last Words, you’ll practice changing your perspective. Sr. Brink employs the metaphor of trifocals:

  • First, you’ll peer into the evangelists’ distinct narratives.

  • Second, you’ll turn your gaze inwards at your own experience. In other words, “What is Jesus saying to me?”

  • Third, you’ll glance up—with, as Sr. Brink says, “a great deal of hubris”—imagining how Christ’s words might be seen from God’s vantage point.

Divided into seven parts, this retreat invites you to ponder each of Jesus’ seven statements from the cross over the course of a week. The accompanying written guide rounds out the retreat experience with in-depth lecture outlines and notes.

As you take turns viewing Jesus’ ultimate words, you will experience new heights and depths of feeling in your annual recital of the Easter story.

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  • The First Word: “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34)
  • The Second Word: “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43)
  • The Third Word: “Woman, behold your son” (John 19:26)
  • The Fourth Word: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34)
  • The Fifth Word: “I thirst” (John 19:28)
  • The Sixth Word: “It is finished” (John 19:30)
  • The Seventh Word: “Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:16)

Sr. Laurie Brink, O.P., Ph.D., is a Professor of New Testament Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A Sinsinawa Dominican Sister, Sr. Brink received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has published extensively on the ancient social, religious, and cultural world out of which early Christianity emerged. Her recent scholarship has focused on the role of the Roman military in the spread of Christianity.

Having worked as a senior staff member for the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, Sr. Brink continues to do research in Greco-Roman archaeology. She regularly leads Bible study programs to the Middle East for CTU. Along with Marianne Race, C.S.J., Sr. Brink co-authored In This Place: Reflections on the Land of the Gospels for the Liturgical Cycles (Wipf & Stock, 2008). She co-edited the monograph, Commemorating the Dead: Texts and Artifacts in Context (DeGruyter, 2008), which resulted from a two-year interdisciplinary study of ancient burials. She has published articles on Luke-Acts in The Bible Today and New Theology Review and on Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians in Biblische Zeitschrift. Sr. Brink is a member of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Catholic Biblical Association, the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

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