The Passion of Jesus and It\'s Hidden Meaning shows how every person in the world, whether he realizes it or not, is personally involved in the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. It was because of our sins, and the seriousness of these sins, that Our Lord underwent so cruel a torture. Using only classic Catholic Commentaries on the Scriptures, Fr Groenings demonstrates the historical context and spiritual significance of each episode of the Passion of Jesus. From the Agony in the Garden through Our Lord\'s death and burial, every page of this book is replete with vaulable lessons and superabundance of material for meditation and reflection. Drawing from both the Old and New Testaments, Fr Groenings is able to illustrate the meaning of every event and episode, showing how to apply these lessons to our lives today. Far from being merely an act of unspeakable brutality, the Passion and death of Jesus Christ are shown to be the greatest proof of God\'s love and mercy to each of us.
The Rev. Father James Groenings, S.J., was a Jesuit priest and author of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In The Passion of Jesus and Its Hidden Meaning, he explains the significance of such Biblical events as the Garden of Gethsemane, St. Peter's denial, why Christ chose crucifixion, and many more, drawing from the Old and New Testaments. Father Groenings' work was originally published circa 1908 by the B. Herder Book Company, Missouri, as The History of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. It was also reproduced and published by TAN in 1987.