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The Magnificent Prayers of Saint Bridget of Sweden - Based on the Passion and Death of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

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St. Bridget relates the following: As she had been desirous for a long time to know the number of blows Our Lord received during His Passion, Jesus revealed to her: "I received 5,480 blows upon My Body. If you wish to honor them in some way, say fifteen Our Father prayers and fifteen Hail Mary prayers with the following prayers [which He then taught her] for a whole year. When the year is finished, you will have honored each one of My wounds." To this Our Lord added the promise of signal graces to be received by those who practice this devotion.

St. Gertrude the Great, St. Mechtilde and St. Catherine of Siena have all revealed that those who meditate on Our Lord's Passion are very dear to Him. St. Francis de Sales says that the Passion should be the ordinary subject of meditation of every Christian. Jesus revealed to St. Albert the Great that He was more pleased if we meditate on His Passion and Death for 15 minutes than if we were to fast on bread and water every Friday for an entire year. And St. Augustine writes that "there is no more profitable occupa-tion for the soul than to meditate daily on the Passion of Our Lord."

These beautiful prayers, given to us by St. Bridget of Sweden, are an easy and efficacious means of meditating daily on Our Lord's Passion and Death. May the Faithful embrace this devotion and promote it widely.

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St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 4/29
Tridentine Calendar - 4/30

Patron Of: Nurses, Artists, Leather Workers, Philosophers, Scribes, Secretaries, Stenographers, Tongue, Firefighters, Fire, Illness

    Youngest child in a large family. At the age of 6 she had a vision in which Jesus appeared and blessed her. Her parents wanted her to marry, but she became a Dominican tertiary. Mystic. Stigmatist. Received a vision in which she was in a mystical marriage with Christ, and the Infant Christ presented her with a wedding ring. Counselor to Pope Gregory XI and Pope Urban VI. Proclaimed Doctor of the Church on 4 October 1970.

    25 March 1347 at Siena, Tuscany, Italy

    29 April 1380 of a mysterious and painful illness that came on without notice, and was never properly diagnosed

    July 1461 by Pope Pius II

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