"What is it You behold in this virgin which
obliges You to esteem her so highly and to love
her so much?"
Our Lord replied: "It is My goodness alone which
obliges Me; since she contains and perfects in her
soul those five virtues which please Me above all
others, and which I have placed therein by a singular
She possesses purity, by a continual influence of My
grace; she possesses humility, amidst the great diversity
of gifts which I have bestowed on her" for the more I effect
in her, the more she abases herself; she possesses a true
benignity, which makes her desire the salvation of the whole
world for My greater glory; she possesses a true fidelity,
spreading abroad, without reserve, all her treasures for the same end.
Finally, she possesses a consummate charity; for she loves
Me with her whole heart, with her whole soul and with her
whole strength; and for love of Me, she loves her neighbor as herself."
"She for whom thou prayest is My dove, who has no guile in her,
for she rejects from her heart as gall all the guile and bitterness of sin.
She is My chosen lily, which I love to bear in My hands, for it is My delight
and My pleasure to repose in the purity and innocence of this chaste soul.
She is My rose, whose odor is full of sweetness because of her patience in every
adversity and the thanksgiving which she continually offers Me, which ascend before
Me as the sweetest perfumes.
She is that spring flower which never fades, and which I take pleasure in
contemplating, because she keeps and maintains continually in her breast an
ardent desire not only for all virtues, but for the utmost perfection of every virtue.
She is as a sweet melody, which ravishes the ears of the blessed; and this melody is
composed of all the sufferigs she endures with so much constancy."
Excerpts from The Life and Revelations of St Gertrude, Tan Books
Prayer to the Sacred Heart by Saint Gertrude
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of
eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing
furnace of Love. You are my refuge
and my sanctuary.
O my adorable and loving Savior,
consume my heart with the burning
fire with which Yours is aflamed.
Pour down on my soul those graces
which flow from Your love. Let my
heart be united with Yours. Let my
will be conformed to Yours in all things.
May Your Will be the rule of all my desires
and actions. Amen
Prayer to Our Lady, taught to Saint Gertrude
O most chaste Virgin Mary, I beseech thee by that unspotted purity wherewith thou
didst prepare for the Son of God a dwelling of delight in thy virginal womb, that
by thine intercession I may be cleansed by every stain of sin.
O most humble Virgin Mary, I beseech thee by that most profound humility whereby
thou didst merit to be raised high above all the choirs of the angels and the saints,
that by thine intercession all my negligence may be expiated.
O most loving Virgin Mary, I beseech thee by that ineffable love which united thee so
closely and so inseparably to God, that by thine intercession I may obtain an abundance
of all merits. Amen
Prayer of Saint Gertrude the Great
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the
Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine
Son, Jesus, in union with the
masses said throughout the world
today, for all the holy souls in
Purgatory, for sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal church,
those in my own home and within my
Our Lord dictated this
prayer to Saint Gertrude
to release 1,000 Souls
from Purgatory each time
it is prayed.
Saint Gertrude the Great by Miguel Cabera; 1763; depicts Our Lord finding rest and repose in the heart of Saint Gertrude
Saint Gertrude receiving the Eucharist from Our Lord Jesus Christ
November 16 - Saint Gertrude the Great - Mystical Theologian - Loving the Lord with her whole heart
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