Today, as we commemorate St Bridget of Sweden, we remember in our prayers our dear friends the Bridgettine Sisters. They are true and faithful followers of her way.

Here is a verse of the Prayer attributed to St Bridget, based on the Passion of the Lord: ‘Everlasting honour be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.  You allowed your most holy Mother to suffer so much, even though she had never sinned nor ever even consented to the smallest sin.  Humbly you looked down upon her with your gentle loving eyes, and to comfort her you entrusted her to the faithful care of your disciple.

May the ‘gentle loving eyes’ of the Lord look down on her daughters also, and may her intercession for us all bring down the blessing of God.