Saint Bridget prayed for a long time to know how many blows our Lord received during his terrible passion. In reward for his patience, the Lord appeared to him one day and said: “I received 5,475 blows to my body. If you wish to honor them in any way, recite 15 Our Fathers and 15 Hail Marys with the following prayers for a full year: which I myself will teach you. When the year is over, you will have honored each one of my wounds.”
the magnificent promises
- Anyone who recites these prayers will attain the highest degree of perfection.
- Fifteen days before his death, he will have perfect knowledge of all his sins and deep contrition for them.
- Fifteen days before his death, I will give him my precious body so that he may escape eternal hunger; I will give him my precious blood to drink so that he will not remain thirsty forever.
- I will free 15 souls from your family from purgatory.
- Fifteen souls of his family will be confirmed and preserved in grace.
- Fifteen sinners from his family will be converted.
- Let it be known that anyone who has lived in a state of mortal sin for 30 years; but he recites or intends to recite these prayers devoutly, I the Lord will forgive all his sins.
- If you have lived by your own will all your life and are about to die the next day, I will prolong your existence.
- You will get everything you ask of God and the Blessed Virgin.
- Wherever the prayers are being said, or where they are said, God will be present by his grace.
- 11. Everyone who teaches these prayers to others will gain incalculable merits and his glory will be greater in heaven.
- For each time these prayers are recited, 100 days of indulgence will be earned.
- His soul will be released from eternal death.
- He will enjoy the promise that he will be numbered among the blessed in heaven.
- I will defend him against the temptations of evil.
- I will preserve and guard your five senses.
- I will preserve it from sudden death.
- I will place my victorious cross before him so that he may defeat the enemies of his soul.
- Before his death, I will come with my beloved Mother.
- I will receive your soul very pleased and will lead you to eternal joys. And having brought him there, I will give him to drink from the fountain of my divinity.
First Prayer ~ Our Father – Ave Maria.
Oh, Jesus Christ! You are the eternal sweetness of all those who love You; the joy that surpasses all joy and desire; the salvation and hope of all sinners! You have shown that you have no greater desire than to remain in the midst of men, on earth. You love them to the point of assuming human nature, in the fullness of time, out of love for them. Remember all the sufferings that you have endured from the moment of Your Sacred Passion; just as it was decreed and ordained from all eternity, according to the divine plan. Remember, O Lord, that during the last supper with Your disciples You have washed their feet; and afterward, you gave them Your Most Sacred Body and Your Most Precious Blood. Then, comforting them with sweetness, you announced to them Your next Passion. They placed a reed in Your hands. Finally, you were tied to the column, torn apart with whips, and burdened with opprobrium and oppression. In memory of all these sorrows and pains that You have endured before Your Passion on the Cross, grant me before dying, a true contrition, a sincere and complete confession, adequate satisfaction; and the remission of all my sins. Amen.
Second Prayer ~ Our Father – Ave Maria.
Oh Jesus! the true freedom of angels, and paradise of delights! Remember the horror and sadness that you were oppressed, when your enemies, like furious lions, surrounded you with thousands of insults: spittle, slaps, lacerations, scratches, and other unheard-of tortures. They tormented you as they pleased. In consideration of these torments and injurious words, I beseech Thee, O my Savior, and Redeemer! that you free me from all my visible and invisible enemies and that, under Your protection, you make me reach the perfection of eternal salvation. Amen.
Third Prayer ~ Our Father – Ave Maria.
Oh Jesus! Creator of Heaven and Earth, whom nothing can contain or limit! You encompass everything; everything is sustained under Your loving power. Remember the very bitter pain You suffered when the Jews, with thick square nails, hit by hit, nailed Your Sacred Hands and Feet to the Cross. And not seeing You in a pitiful enough state to satisfy their fury, they enlarged Your Wounds, thy, adding pain upon pain. With indescribable cruelty, they spread Your Body on the Cross. And with violent jerks and jerks, in every direction, they dislocated Your Bones. O Jesus, in memory of this holy pain that you have endured with so much love on the Cross, I beg you to grant me the grace to fear and love you. Amen.
Fourth Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, Celestial Physician, elevated on the Cross to heal our wounds with Yours! Remember that the contusions and fainting that You have suffered in all Your Members; and that they were relaxed to such a degree that there has been no pain similar to Yours. From the top of your head to the soles of your feet, no part of Your Body was exempt from torment. However, forgetting all Your sufferings, You did not stop asking Your Heavenly Father for Your enemies, saying: “Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.” For this immense mercy, and in memory of these sufferings, I make this request to You: grant that the memory of Your very bitter Passion, reach us a perfect contrition, and the remission of all our sins. Amen.
Fifth Prayer ~ Our Father – Ave Maria.
O Jesus, Mirror of Eternal Radiance! Remember the acute sadness you have felt as you contemplate with anticipation the souls that were to be damned. In the light of Your Divinity, you have glimpsed the predestination of those who would be saved, through the merits of Your Sacred Passion. Simultaneously you have sadly contemplated the immense multitude of reprobates who would be condemned for their sins; and You have complained bitterly of those hopeless, lost, wretched sinners. Because of this abyss of compassion and mercy, and mainly because of the kindness you showed towards the good thief, telling him: “Today you will be with me in Paradise”, I make this plea, Sweet Jesus. I ask you to have mercy on me at the hour of my death. Amen.
Sixth Prayer ~ Our Father – Ave Maria.
O Jesus, King infinitely loved and desired! Remember the pain you have suffered, when, naked and like an ordinary criminal, you were nailed and raised on the Cross. Also, You were abandoned by all Your relatives and friends with the exception of Your dearly beloved Mother. In Your agony, She remained faithful with You; then, You entrusted her to Your faithful disciple of hers, John, saying to Mary: “Woman here is your son!” And to Juan: “Here is your Mother!” I beg you, O my Savior, by the sword of pain that then pierced the soul of Your Most Holy Mother, that you have compassion on me. And in all my afflictions and tribulations, both bodily and spiritual, have mercy on me. Assist me in all my trials, and especially at the hour of my death. Amen.
Seventh Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, inexhaustible Source of compassion, have mercy on me! In a profound gesture of love, you exclaimed on the Cross: “I am thirsty!” He was thirsty for the salvation of mankind. O, my Savior! I beg you to inflame our hearts with the desire to direct us towards perfection, in all our works. Extinguish in us the carnal concupiscence and the ardor of worldly appetites. Amen.
Eighth Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, Sweetness of hearts and Delight of spirit! For the vinegar and the bitter gall that you have tasted on the Cross, for love of us, hear our prayers. Grant us the grace to worthily receive Your Most Sacred Body and Most Precious Blood during our lives, and also at the hour of death to serve as a remedy and consolation for our souls. Amen.
Ninth Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, Royal Virtue, and Joy of soul! Remember the pain you have felt, submerged in an ocean of bitterness, as death approached. Insulted and outraged by the Jews, you cried out in a loud voice that you had been abandoned by your Heavenly Father, saying: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” For this anguish, I beseech You, O my Savior, not to abandon me in the terrors and pains of my death. Amen.
Tenth Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, Beginning and End of all things, You are the full Life and Virtue! Remember that because of us you were submerged in an abyss of sorrows, suffering pain from the soles of your feet to the top of your head. In consideration of the enormity of Your Wounds, teach me to keep, out of pure love for You, all Your Commandments; whose path of Your Divine Law is wide and pleasant for those who love You. Amen.
Eleventh Prayer ~ Our Father – Ave Maria.
Oh Jesus! Very deep abyss of Mercy! In memory of the Wounds that penetrated to the marrow of Your Bones and Entrails, to attract me to You, I present this petition. I, miserable sinner, deeply immersed in my offenses, ask that you separate me from sin. Hide me from Your Face so justly angry against me. Hide me in the hollows of Your Wounds until Your anger and most just indignation have ceased. Amen.
Twelfth Prayer ~ Our Father – Ave Maria.
O Jesus, Mirror of Truth, Seal of Unity, and Bond of Charity! Remember the multitude of Wounds with which you were wounded, from the Head to the Feet. Those Wounds were lacerated and reddened, O sweet Jesus, by the effusion of Your adorable Blood. Oh, what great and full pain You have suffered for love of us, in Your virginal Flesh! Sweetest Jesus! What did he have to do for us that you have not done? Nothing is missing. You have fulfilled everything! O lovable and lovable Jesus! For the faithful memory of Your Passion, may the meritorious Fruit of Your sufferings be renewed in my soul. And that in my heart, Your Love increases every day until I get to contemplate you in eternity. O Most Lovable Jesus! You are the Treasure of all joy and true happiness, which I ask You to grant me in Heaven. Amen.
Thirteenth-Third Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, strong Lion, immortal and incencible King! Remember the immense pain You suffered when, exhausted all Your strength, both moral and physical, you bowed Your Head and said: “Everything is finished.” Because of this anguish and pain, I beg You, Lord Jesus, to have mercy on me in the hour of my death when my mind will be tremendously disturbed and my soul submerged in anguish. Amen.
Fourteenth Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, only Son of the Celestial Father, splendor, and likeness of His Essence! Remember the simple and humble recommendation that you made of Your Soul, to Your Eternal Father, telling Him: “Father, into Your Hands I commend My Spirit!” Torn apart Your Body, shattered Your Heart, and opened the Entrails of Your mercy to redeem us, you have expired. By Your Precious Death, I beseech You, O King of Saints, comfort me. Help me to resist the devil, the flesh, and the world. So that, being dead to the world, I live only for You. And at the hour of my death, receive my pilgrim and exiled soul that returns to You. Amen.
Fifteenth-Fifth Prayer ~ Our Father – Hail Mary.
O Jesus, true and fruitful Vine! Remember the abundant outpouring of Blood that You have shed so generously from Your Sacred Body. Your precious Blood was poured out like the juice of the grape under the winepress. Blood and water have flowed from Your Side, pierced by a soldier with a lance, until there is no drop left on Your Body. Finally, like a beam of myrrh, raised to the top of the Cross, the very fine and delicate Your Flesh was destroyed; the Substance of Your Body was withered and dissected the marrow of Your Bones. By this bitter Passion, and by the effusion of Your precious Blood, I beg You, O most sweet Jesus, to receive my soul, when I am suffering in the agony of my death. Amen.
Oh Sweet Jesus! Wound my heart so that my tears of love and penance serve me as bread, day and night. Convert me entirely, O my Lord, to You. Make my heart Your perpetual Room. And may my conversation be pleasant. May the end of my life be so praiseworthy to You, that after my death I may deserve Your Paradise; and praise You forever in Heaven with all Your saints. Amen.