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.
PRAYER OF SAINT GERTRUDE THE GREAT
A Prayer which would release 1000 Souls from Purgatory each time it is said
Our Lord told St. Gertrude the GREAT
that the following prayer would release
1000 souls from Purgatory each time it
is said. The prayer was extended to
include living sinners as well:
"Eternal Father, I offer thee
the most precious blood of thy
Divine Son, Jesus, in union
With the Masses said throughout
the world today, for all the
Holy Souls in Purgatory,
for sinners everywhere, for
sinners in the universal church,
those in my own home and
within my family. Amen."