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THE 21 PROMISES OF OUR LORD TO ANYONE WHO RECITED THE 15 ST. BRIDGET PRAYERS FOR A WHOLE YEAR.

Introduction

F. J. GIRARD, V. G.

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.

Parents and teachers who will read them to young infants for at least one year will assure their being preserved for life from any grave accident which would involve the loss of one of their five senses.

Pope Pius IX took cognizance of these Prayers with the prologue; he approved them May 31, 1862, recognizing them as true and for the good of souls.

This sentence of Pope Pius I X has been confirmed by the realization of the promises by all persons who have recited the prayers and by numerous supernatural facts by which God wanted to make known their exact truth. A collection of small books, these prayers among them, was approved by the Great Congress of Malines on August 22, 1863.

Question - Must one recite the Prayers everyday without interruption to obtain the privileges?

Answer - One should miss saying them as few times as possible; but if for a serious reason one is obliged to miss them, one doesn't lose the privileges attached to them, as long as one recites 5480 Prayers during the year. One must say them with devotion and concentrate on the words one pronounces.

These prayers can serve as the Way of the Cross.

Visitors to the Church of St. Paul at Rome can see the crucifix, above the Tabernacle in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, sculptured by Pierre Cavallini, before which St. Bridget knelt when she received these 15 Prayers from Our Lord. The following inscription is placed in the church to commemorate the event: "Pendentis, Pendente Dei verba accepit aure accipit et verbum corde Brigitta Deum. Anno Jubilei MCCCL."

As St. Bridget for a long time wanted to know the number of blows Our Lord received during His Passion, He one day appeared to her and said: "I received 5480 blows on My Body. If you wish to honor them in some way, say 15 Our Fathers and 15 Hail Marys with the following 'Prayers (which He taught her) for a whole year. When the year is up, you will have honored each one of My Wounds."

Our Lord made the following promises to anyone who recited the 15 St. Bridget Prayers for a whole year.

The Promises

1 - I will deliver 15 souls of his lineage from Purgatory.
2 - 15 souls of his lineage will be confirmed and preserved in grace.
3 - 15 sinners of his lineage will be converted.
4 - Whoever recites these Prayers will attain the first degree of perfection.
5 - 15 days before his death I will give him My Precious Body in order that he may escape eternal starvation: I will give him My Precious Blood to drink lest he thirst eternally.
6 - 15 days before his death he will feel a deep contrition for all his sins and will have perfect knowledge of them.
7 - I will place before him the sign of My victorious Cross for his help and defence against the attacks of his enemies.
8 - Before his death I shall come with My Dearest Beloved Mother.
9 - I shall graciously receive his soul, and will lead it into eternal joys.
10- And having led it there I shall give him a special draught from the fountain of My Deity, something I will not for those who have not recited My Prayers.
11- Let it be known that whoever may have been living in a state of mortal sin for 30 years, but who will recite devoutly, or have the intention to recite these Prayers, the Lord will forgive him all his sins.
12- I shall protect him from strong temptations.
13- I shall preserve and guard his 5 senses.
14- I shall preserve him from sudden death.
15- His soul will be delivered from eternal death.
16- He will obtain all he asks for from God and the Blessed Virgin.
17- If he has lived all his life doing his own will and he is to die the next day, his life will be prolonged.
18- Every time one recites these prayers he gains 100 days indulgence.
19- He is assured of being joined to the supreme Choir of Angels.
20- Whoever teaches these Prayers to another, will have continuous joy and merit which will endure eternally.
21- There where these Prayers are being said or will be said in the future God is present with his grace.


Our Lord made the above promises to anyone who recited the 15 St. Bridget Prayers for a whole year.


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The above is taken from the Pieta prayer booklet available for a donation of $2.00 or more from MIRACULOUS LADY OF THE ROSES, 1186 Burlington Drive, Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060 USA


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