Bridget of Sweden


St Bridget of Sweden
(1303 – 1373)

St Bridget of Sweden

St Bridget was born into a very wealthy landowner family in Uppland, Sweden. She married at the age of 14 and bore eight children. Two of her children died in infancy and her husband died when she was 34. One of her daughters is honoured as St Catherine of Vadstena.

Following her husband’s death, St Bridget joined the Order of St Francis and devoted herself to a life of prayer and caring for the sick and poor. She founded the Bridgettine Nuns and Monks.

St Bridget had many visions from childhood, most notably of the nativity of Jesus and of purgatory. She is one of six Patron Saints of Europe. Her Feast Day is the 23rd July.


St Bridget of Sweden:
Pray that we will “receive worthily Jesus’ Precious Body and Blood
during our life and at the hour of our death”. Amen. (Extract from a prayer by St Bridget)

Glory be to the…



The Signs Of Jesus


Extract

Where are you going?

The Scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus for a sign from God!

He replied, “An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given”. (Matthew 12:38)

ThoughtsThought

Although Jesus didn’t give a sign at that very moment, He gave countless other signs, not least, of course, was the sign of his own resurrection from among the dead!

ReflectionsReflection

Lord Jesus, as I face this new day, help me to draw strength from your great personal example while you were on earth, giving your life for the atonement of our sins.

Prayer: Psalm 63

O God, you are my God, for you I long:
For you, my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary
to see your strength and your glory.

For your love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life,
in your name, I will lift up my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy.

At night, I remember you.
On you, I muse through the night
for you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings, I rejoice.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast.

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Music: Christ Be Our Light

… listen, reflect and enjoy.

Today’s Full Readings:

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Fr John’s Weekly:

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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.


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