I have a relatively long passage I want to share. It is actully two different passages. Both offer great priviledges. Anyone who loves to meditate on the Holy Wounds will love the second passage.
Copy of a letter of oration found in the Holy Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, persevered in a silver box by His Holiness and by the Emperors and Empresses if the Christian Faith:
St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, with St. Mathilda and St. Bridget, wishing to know something of the Passion of Jesus Christ, offered fervent and specials prayers, upon which there appeared to them Our Lord Jesus Christ Who spoke to each of them in the following manner:
True Letter of Our Savior Jesus Christ
*"I descended from heaven to earth in order to convert you.
In olden times, people were religious and their harvests were abundant. At present, on the contrary, they are scanty,
If you want to reap an abundant harvest, you must not work on Sunday, for on Sunday you must go to Church and pray to God to forgive our sins. He gave you six days in which to work and one for rest and devtion, and to tender your help to the poor and to assist the Church.
Those people who brawl against My religion and cast slurs on this sacred Letter shall be forsaken by Me.
On the contrary, those people who shall carry a copy of this letter with them shall be free from death by drowning and from contagious diseases and lighting; they shall not die without confession, and shall be set free from their enemies and from the hand of wrongful authority, and from all their slanderers and false witnesses.
Women in peril at childbirth will, by keeping this oration about them, immediately overcome the difficulty. In homes where this oration is kept, no evil thing will ever happen; and forty days before the death of a person who has this oration about him or her, the Blessed Virgin will appear to him or her. So said St. Gregorious. *
2.Consecrating the drops of Blood Our Lord Jesus in honor of the Drops of Blood I lost on the Way to Calvary.
To all those faithful who shall recite for 3 years, each day 2 Our Father, 2 Hail Marys and 2Glory Be to the Father, in honor of the drops of blood which I lost, I will concede the following 5 graces:
- The plenary indulgence and remittance of your sins.
- You will be free of Purgatory.
- If you should die before completeing the said three years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them.
- It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith.
- I will desend from heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourt generation
Be it known that the number of armed soliders were 150; those who trailed Me while I was bound were 23. The executioners of justice were 83; the blows received on My Head were 150; those on My stomach, 108; kicks on My shoulders, 80. I was led, bound by cords. by the hair, 24 timesspitsd in the face were 180; I was beaten on the body 6666 times; beaten on the head, 110 times. I was roughly pushed, and at 12 o’clock was lifted up by the hair; pricked with thorns and pulled by the beard, 23 times; recieved 20 wounds on head; thorns of marine junks,72; pricks of thorns in the head, 110; mortal wounds in forhead, 3. I was afterwards flogged and dressed as a mocked king; wounds in body,1000.The soldiers who led me to the Calvary were 608; those who watched over me were 3; those who mocked me were 1008; and the drops of Blood which I lost were 28,430.
I read the second prayer and was astounded at how many times He was hurt. It brought tears to my eyes, just to realize the amount of savagery He had to endure to save us.
I thank Him for being my Savior and I wish to share His pain.