The Crucifix of St.Bridget of Sweden

We are indebted to two of the St.Bridget’s confessors, Peter of Vadstena and Peter of Alvastra, for the biography of the Saint that was written in the year of her death, 1373. From this biography, we learn that Bridget was born in 1303 to a mother known for her deep piety and to Birger Persson, … Continue reading The Crucifix of St.Bridget of Sweden

The Sorrow of the People of Ophel at Seeing Jesus Taken Prisoner (From The Visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich)

The fifty soldiers who were sent to join those who had taken Jesus, were a detachment from a company of three hundred men posted to guard the gates and environs of Ophel; for the traitor Judas had reminded the High Priests that the inhabitants of Ophel (who were principally of the labouring class, and whose … Continue reading The Sorrow of the People of Ophel at Seeing Jesus Taken Prisoner (From The Visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich)

The 15 Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden

These Prayers and these Promises have been copied from a book printed in Toulouse in 1740 and published by the P. Adrien Parvilliers of the Company of Jesus, Apostolic Missionary of the Holy Land, with approbation, permission and recommendation to distribute them. Pope Pius IX took cognizance of these Prayers with the prologue; he approved … Continue reading The 15 Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden