Saint for the Day - November 15 - St. Gertrude
Gertrude was born in
the year 1263, of a noble Saxon family, and placed
at the age of five for education in the Benedictine
abbey of Rodelsdorf. Her strong mind was carefully
cultivated, and she wrote Latin with unusual
elegance and force; above all, she was perfect in
humility and mortification, in obedience, and in all
monastic observances. Her life was crowded with
wonders. She has in obedience recorded some of her
visions, in which she traces in words of
indescribable beauty the intimate converse of her
soul with Jesus and Mary.
She was gentle to all, most gentle to sinners;
filled with devotion to the Saints of God, to the
souls in purgatory, and above all to the Passion of
Our Lord and to His Sacred Heart. She ruled her
abbey with perfect wisdom and love for forty years.
Her life was one of great and almost continual
suffering, and her longing to be with Jesus was not
granted till 1334, when she had reached her
Saint for the Day - St. Gertrude
Read about the Saint for today - November 15 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
No preparation for death can be
better than to offer and resign
ourselves anew to the Divine
Will—humbly, lovingly, with
unbounded confidence in the
infinite mercy and goodness of
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