Feast Day Fun: St Gertrude









St Gertrude the Great (1256-1302) was a Benedictine mystic and she is patroness of the West Indies.  She was born in Germany and placed in a Benedictine convent at the age of five. She had a vision of Jesus at the age of twenty-six. She wrote a number of books and many prayers, spreading devotion of the Sacred Heart. She is also credited with this special prayer for the souls in Purgatory. Jesus, Himself told her that He would ease the suffering of 1000 souls, release them from purgatory and welcome them into Heaven, each time this prayer is prayed devoutly!

Eternal Father,
I offer You 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,
for those in my own home,
and in my family. Amen.

Today, I’m on my first retreat in about 11 years. Even though I will most likely be offline, I’d like to remind you that this is your last chance to purchase the Catholic Mom Bundle, packed with 20 awesome Catholic Printables for Advent Activities, Prayerful Coloring Pages, Prayer Journals and Reflections and my own Saints-packed Wall Calendar! There’s even an eBook for Teaching Your Dyslexic Child!

Sorry that the Catholic Mom Bundle is no longer available! Thanks to those who purchased through my link…please respond to my email with your choice of Craft Kit!



  1. please could i buy the St Gertrude pack – or november saints? Many thanks Gemma

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