Monday, March 14, 2011

St. Gertrude

I've been taking my son to our church for Monday Night Eucharistic Adoration to pray the rosary.  Following the rosary are a number of prayers and one of them is St. Gertrude's Prayer to Jesus.

She lived from 1256-1302 and was a Benedictine Nun who devoted her life to Jesus.  I'm not clear as to the origin of her prayer to Jesus or His promise to release souls from purgatory, but I believe it and find it comforting to know that we can help our fellow brothers and sister in Christ be released from Purgatory.

Here is her prayer:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus Christ, 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, for those in my own home and within my family. Amen.


  1. That is one of my favorite prayers, I have it taped to my kitchen window so I can pray it while washing dishes!

    So glad you and your son gave God "points" tonite!!

    God bless you!

  2. Hi Noreen. This is one of our favourite prayers too! We say it as a family every morning. I didn't know St Gertrude was a Benedictine. God bless.

  3. Hi Noreen,
    That is so wonderful that you are able to spend this special time with your son and spend quiet time with our Lord. St. Gertrude is a beautiful saint and one of my good friends does a really neat activity with the prayer that deals with candy corn and a candy bar. I will ask her about it and let you know more information. :)
    Also, I just replied back to your question that you left under my "magnetic stations of the cross" post. My answer is in my comment section. I would love to know if I was able to direct you to the correct Latin song. Have a blessed day!

  4. That is a great prayer, thanks for sharing:)