Saint Gertrude rejected a marriage to a noble man in pursuit of a religious life. She was renowned for her aid to travelers, and built a monastery with her mother, Blessed Ida, at Nivelles. She is the patroness of accommodations and cats.
Saint Gertrude's Prayer
Eternal Father, I offer You the most
precious Blood of Your Divine Son,
Jesus, in union with the Masses
said throughout the world today,
for all theHoly Souls in Purgatory,
for sinners in the Universal
Church, those in my own home,
and within my family.
This Prayer was given to
Saint Gertrude and Jesus promised
that every time it was said,
1,000 souls would be released
from Purgatory and allowed
into God's Presence.