This manuscript is an anonymous prose translation of an early 14th century devotional text, Meditationes Vitae Christi. This work was traditionally attributed to St Bonaventure, but it has since been shown to have been composed by a Franciscan friar in Tuscany in the 14th century. The original text, from which the 15th century English translation derives, was a very popular Franciscan devotional text. Hundreds of manuscript copies exist of the Latin original, and it was famously translated into Middle English by Nicholas Love in about 1400.
Meditacio passionis Christi: begins f. 1r
Meditacio of Cristes Passion at Prime: begins f. 10r.
Meditacio of Cristes Passion at underen: begins f. 13r.
Meditacio of Cristes Passion at midday: begins f. 15r.
Meditacio of Cristes Passion at Xoone: begins f. 18r.
Meditacio of thynges don after his dethe: begins f. 20v.
Meditacio of Cristes Passion at evesongtyme: begins f. 23r.
Meditacio of Cristes Passion at complyne tyme: begins f. 25r.
Meditacio of Cristes Passion after Complyne: begins f. 27v.
Meditacio oi Cristes Passion on þe Saterday: begins f. 30v.
Meditacio of Oure Lorde Jhesu What he dede after his deth: begins f. 32v.
Here foloeth a good prajere: f. 33v.
Written in a careful hand with tinted penwork capitals and titles within ornamental scrolls.