June 16 – Saint Lutgardis


listenO Jesus, Saint Lutgardis (1182-1246) had a deep prayer life that led to a special devotion for Your sacred wounds.  In her late teens she received her first vision, and later during ecstasies, blood sometimes dripped from her forehead.  I ask her to obtain for me through her prayers a higher level of devotion to Your Passion.  Help me to see Your suffering when I look upon a crucifix or receive the Eucharist.  And teach me to understand more fully that it is through Your wounds I am healed and without Your death there would be no resurrection.  Take my own wounds, O Jesus, and give me new life.  Saint Lutgardis, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint John Francis Regis (1597-1640)
Feast day June 16

quoteIf my efforts stop just one sin from being committed, I shall consider them worthwhile.”

Saint Moses of Optina (1782-1862)
Feast Day June 16

quoteIf at some time you show mercy to someone, mercy will be shown to you.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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