Here is an extract from the ‘Prayers’ attributed to St Bridget: ‘Eternal praise be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ, for the time you endured on the cross the greatest torments and sufferings for us sinners.  The sharp pain of your wounds fiercely penetrated even to your blessed soul and cruelly pierced your most sacred heart till finally you sent forth your spirit in peace, bowed your head, and humbly commended yourself into the hands of God your Father …’

In all our sufferings, may St Bridget be close to us. We pray today for the Bridgettine Order, and specially for our Bridgettine friends further down the hill from our monastery, at the Maryvale Institute. May they be truly blessed in their vocation! And may God bless you abundantly this day.