Mar. 24, 2017

March 24, 2017: THE FIVE HOLY WOUNDS OF OUR LORD (Fri. after III Sun. of Lent)



(Fri. after III Sun. of Lent)


"...and through His Wounds we were healed."
(Isaias, liii. 5)



O MOST sweet Lord Jesus, omnipotent Creator and Fabricator of the world, and repairer of mankind, who containest both heaven and earth in thy hand, and whose immensity no bounds can limit; remember, I beseech thee, the bitter pains and anguishes which thou didst endure, when the perfidious Jews pierced thy delicate and tender hands and feet, with most rough and blunt nails, stretching them forth so violently with cords to the holes which they made in the cross. Thus they heaped dolors upon dolors, most cruelly disjointing all thy bones, breaking all thy veins, and renewing all thy sacred wounds. O most sweet Jesus, by the memory of all these thy pains and torments upon the cross, vouchsafe to give me thy fear and love, with perfect charity towards my neighbour. Amen. (Taken from the 15 prayers of St. Bridget.)


When [St. Gemma Galgani was] meditating on the Passion of Our Lord, her Angel would inspire her with the most sublime insights into this mystery. Her Guardian Angel once spoke to her regarding Christ’s Agonies: “Look at what Jesus has suffered for man. Consider one by one these Wounds. It is Love that has opened them all. See how execrable (horrible) sin is, since to expiate it, so much pain and so much love have been necessary.”


Related links: The Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget - to be said in honour of the Sacred Wounds of our Blessed Saviour.


“Every day of the week enter into one of the Wounds of the Savior and remain in it with love.”
(St. Francis de Sales to St. Jeanne de Chantal, 48th letter.)