Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and don’t forget St.Gertrude’s Mass.

Gertrude the Great (or Saint Gertrude of Helfta) (Italian: Santa Gertrude) (January 6, 1256 – ca. 1302) was a German Benedictine, mystic, and theologian.

She is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, and is inscribed in the General Roman Calendar, for celebration throughout the Latin Rite on November 16.”

The Runic Calender celebrates Gertrude’s Mass March 17th. File:Gertrudis Helfta.JPG “Benedictine and mystic writer; born in Germany, 6 Jan., 1256; died at Helfta, near Eisleben, Saxony, 17 November, 1301 or 1302. Nothing is known of her family, not even the name of her parents

Images of St. Gertrude.

Pryor: “Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Jesus, with all the Masses being said all over the world this day, for the Souls in Purgatory.”  Our Lord showed St. Gertrude a vast number of souls leaving Purgatory and going to Heaven as a result of this prayer.

The very place I presently live in, was called “Purgatory” by the owners,

but when listed for sale, the sign came down.

I am very comfortable here, but ready to move on upwards if need be.

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