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Why We Don’t Carry the Pieta Prayer Book

Pieta Prayer Book
Pieta Prayer Book

There is a very popular prayer book available called the Pieta Prayer Book. It typically has either a blue or orange cover and the image of Michaelangelo's Pieta on the front. The book is full of wonderful prayers and is very affordable. We sold several hundred when we first opened our store.

Unfortunately, we found that the prayer book also contains private revelations from people who haven't even been recognized as Venerable by the Church and there is no indication that these revelations have been in any way approved by the Church.

Since we first opened our policy has always been “Good Faith. Guaranteed.”  which means that we don't carry many popular books including the Pieta Prayer Book because of the private, unapproved revelations they contain.



  1. Please let me know when the The Parish Book of Chant is available. Thank you.

  2. Miss Cherry Berry

    I have scrolled past your site when it pops up in a search engine when I am looking for the Pieta
    prayers online, but this time I decided to come in and read around. I am sad that there are
    prayers that are not agreed upon that cause some to walk away from the 15 Pieta Prayers. I’m 58 and have had a Pieta book since I first received it at 19 at a retreat. The 15 prayers changed my young wild life to where I found love, marriage and my children. And thru my life I still had challenges, failures and successes but the Grace God first gives thru the. 15 Pieta prayers has NEVER left me to this day, this moment. I can’t say that I have been dedicated to any other prayer in the Pieta book but IF there is something that contains heresy God can handle anything. These prayers must be so strong that satan must be sure that he interferes be cause he is on loosing ground and must do all that he can to convince us to stay away from the Pieta book. Readers– don’t be afraid, God is everywhere, even here at this website, He knows what is said for Him and against Him; His grace is everywhere, Believe in Him and where He leads you, that’s all you have to do, Heresy, I think might just be man’s opinion not God’s.

    • Dear Miss Cherry Berry,

      I am afraid that this website has done the right thing about the Pieta Prayerbook. The 15 Prayers of St Bridgit are lovely to be sure, but the promises have not been approved by the Church. See this link: http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=395247
      I also agree with this website that they won’t sell the book anymore, because of unapproved visionaries. Also, heresies are definitely not man’s opinion. If the Church traditionally teaches against certain heresies, we as Catholics, should listen and obey to what is said. For example, do you believe that Lutherans are heretics? If you are a Catholic, you should indeed. Don’t make up your own sentimental ideas. They will only lead you into trouble.

      • Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
        2. The Fifteen Prayers of Saint Bridget of Sweden
        These prayers were revealed by Our Lord to Saint Bridget in the Church of St. Paul at Rome, and are published under sanction of the Decree of November 18, 1966, published in the Acta of Apostolicae Sedis, Vol. 58, No. 16 of December 29, 1966.

        • A prayer is a prayer. What a shame you are not serving God by abandoning this powerful litte prayer book. Does a child saying Jesus please help someone have to be approved by the Church? I think not.

        • The prayers were approved, the promises weren’t.

  3. Thank You for being staunchly Catholic and sticking to what we know for a fact is true. There are just too many loop-holes nowadays that are turning people against the Faith and leading them away… just because we “feel” something is right, even if the Church hasn’t spoken on it, doesn’t make it right.

  4. I believe in these 15 promise prayers. Ive experienced miracles. Also just because something of the unknown is not recognized does not mean its not miraculous . faith is believing without seeing. What harm can come to you for honoring the passion of our lord. And saying a hail mary and our father. Do we always need reward for prayer or praise. Please stop and think about the evil your spreading by turning peoples hearts away from any praise . thank you

  5. I bought a copy of the Pieta prayerbook when I first returned to the Church. When I asked our priest about the promises contained in that book, how they worked, he realized that it was easy to come away from the book with a superstitious view. This is very dangerous.

    He spoke with the pastor, and the book was removed from the church, and has never returned in almost 30 years.

    I now have a better view of what is written, and some of the prayers are very beautiful, but I do believe the book can be dangerous to those new in their Faith, or ignorant of some of the distinctions the Church makes.

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