Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153) inquired of Jesus about His Wounds
|"I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound |
which was more painful than the others."
"Most loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I, a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross which so tore Thy flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee, and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain, and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen." (Imprimatur: +Thomas D. Beven, Bishop of Springfield.) THE HOLY WOUNDS OF CHRIST
Jesus revealed to St. Gertrude (1256-1302) that if any one of the following short prayers is repeated five times in honor of the Five Holy Wounds of the Lord, while spiritually kissing the Wounds devoutly and adding some prayers or good works, and offering them through the Sacred Heart of Jesus, they will be as acceptable to God as the most arduous devotion:
"Jesus, Savior of the World, have mercy on me. You to Whom nothing is impossible, bestow mercy to the wretched.
"O Christ, Who by Your Cross, hast redeemed the world, hear us.
"The Lord is my strength and my glory; He is my salvation.
"Hail Jesus, my loving Spouse. I salute You in the ineffable joys of Your Divinity; I embrace You with the affection of all creatures, and I kiss the Sacred Wound of Your love."
"Glory be to Thee, sweetest, most gentle, most benign, sovereign, transcendent, effulgent, and ever-peaceful Trinity, for the roseate wounds of Jesus Christ, my only Love!"
"Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, accept this prayer, with that surpassing love, with which Thou didst endure all the Wounds of Thy most Holy Body. Have mercy on me, and on all sinners, and on all the Faithful, living and departed. Grant them grace and mercy, remission of sins, and everlasting life. Amen" THE HOLY WOUNDS OF CHRIST
Sister Mary Martha Chambon
"Eternal Father I offer Thee the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls.
"My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of Thy Sacred Wounds."
"O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.
"Strong God, holy God, immortal God, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
"Grace and mercy, O my Jesus, during present dangers; cover us with Your Precious Blood. Amen.
"Eternal Father, grant us mercy through the Blood of Jesus Christ, Your only Son; grant us mercy, we beseech You. Amen, Amen, Amen.
"Eternal Father, I offer You the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ. To heal the wounds of our souls."
"My Jesus, pardon and mercy, through the merits of Your Holy Wounds."
"O great Passion! O deep Wounds! O Blood shed in abundance! O meekness! O God of meekness, O cruel death, have mercy on me and grant my request if it be for my salvation." THE HOLY WOUNDS OF CHRIST