Sunday, July 23, 2006St. Bridget of Sweden
Today is the feast day of one of our favorite saints. St. Bridget of Sweden, under whose patronage we dedicated this blog. St. Bridget was a wife, mother of eight children, a visionary and an incredibly ascetic pillar of strength in her widowhood. One of the most powerful devotions is to pray her meditations on Christ's passion and death. They can be found here. I would also like to ask for prayers for the parish of St. Birgitta's (the Latin form of her name). This church is the last, recognized parish in the entire state of Oregon that offers a regular Tridentine Latin Mass. The small church is in need of willing priests to offer the Latin Mass and is in danger of being sold or at least the traditional Mass being dropped. Thank you.
"Let everyone who has the grace of intelligence fear that, because of it, he will be judged more heavily if he is negligent." -St. Bridget