Prayers of St Gertrude and Saint Mechtilde The Heavenly Ave Maria


HAIL, Thou peerless Offspring of the Omnipotence of the Father, of the wisdom of the Son, and of the enrapturing goodness of the Holy Ghost, Mary, who dost fill Heaven and earth with Thy gentle light. Thou that art full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, even the only-begotten Son of the Father, and the one Only Son of the love of Thy Virgin Heart, Thy sweetest Spouse and Thy Beloved. Blessed art Thou amongst women, for Thou hast annulled the curse of Eve, and hast brought back an everlasting Blessing. And Blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus Christ, the Lord and Creator of all things, Who doth evermore Bless and Sanctify, Enrich and Quicken all things. Amen. 
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THE GOLDEN AVE MARIA
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While St. Mechtilde was ardently desiring to greet the Blessed Virgin with the most sublime salutation possible, she saw in vision our Lady, bearing on her heart the angelical salutation written in letters of gold, and saying to her: No salutation can surpass this, nor can any be so sweet in my ears as that with which God the everlasting Father greeted me, in the following manner: 
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HAIL, Mary, in union with that reverence wherewith God the Father greeted Thee with Ave, and by His omnipotence delivered Thee from every woe and sin. Hail, Mary, in union with that love wherewith the Son of God enlightened Thee with His wisdom, and made Thee a softly-shining star, lighting up Heaven and earth. Hail, Mary, in union with that sweet unction of the Holy Ghost, wherewith He so pervaded Thee and made Thee so full of Grace, that everyone who through Thee seeketh Grace doth find it. Call to mind now that unspeakable operation wherewith the whole most Blessed Trinity wrought in Thee, when human flesh taken from Thy substance was so united to the Divine Nature that God was made man and man became God, and Thy whole soul was suffused with a sweetness and a gladness which the heart of man cannot conceive. And therefore every creature with rapturous admiration doth acknowledge and confess that Thou art Blessed and incomparably exalted above all creatures in Heaven or on earth, and Blessed the Fruit of Thy Womb, even Jesus, who quickens, sanctifies, and Blesses all things for ever. Amen. 
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THE FLOWER PRAYERS OF SAINT GERTRUDE 
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TO JESUS
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Hail! Vivifying Gem of Divine Nobility! 
Hail, Most Loving Jesus, Unfading 
Flower of Human Dignity! 
Thou art my Sovereign and only Good. 
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After reciting this prayer, St. Gertrude was visited by Our Lord, who told her: “Whosover salutes Me, as you have done, in reparation for the blasphemies and outrages which are poured forth on me throughout the world, when he is tempted at the hour of his death and accused by the demon, will be consoled by me.
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TO MARY
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HAIL, White Lily, of the ever-peaceful and glorious Trinity! 
Hail, Vermilion Rose, the delight of Heaven, of whom the King 
of Heaven was born and by whose milk He was nourished! 
Do thou feed our souls with the effusions of Thy divine influences. 
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During an apparition of the Blessed Mother, St. Gertrude noted that the Holy Trinity was depicted under the form of a white lily with three petals. The Blessed Mother made it known that she would exert her influence with the Holy Trinity on behalf of those who saluted her as the White Lily of the Trinity and the Vermilion Rose of Heaven. She then added: “I will appear at the hour of death to those who salute me thus, in such glory that they will anticipate the very joys of Heaven.”
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Taken FronThe Revelations of St. Gertrude, Book 3, Chapter 18.
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ACT OF RESIGNATION TO JESUS CHRIST 
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ACT OF RESIGNATION
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It was revealed to St. Gertrude that those who submit and conform themselves entirely to the Divine will, desiring above all things that the adorable will of God may be most fully done in all that concerns them whether in body or in soul, touch the Sacred Heart most sensibly. For such perfect resignation is an acknowledgment of God’s sovereignty, and gives Him as much honour as is given to an earthly king when the crown of his realm is set on his head.
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O MOST holy Father, I Thy poor and vile creature entirely renounce my own will, and offer and resign myself to Thy most holy will and pleasure; above all delights of this world, I wish and desire that Thy most adorable, most placid will may be perfectly done in me, by me, in all that concerns me whether in body or in soul, in time and in eternity. And to this end I would readily submit all the members of my body to suffering of any kind and degree.
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O my God, wert Thou to give me fullest choice of asking all I wish, and didst Thou swear to me by Thyself that Thou wouldst grant my petition in all things, I would neither desire nor ask aught else than that Thy most adorable will may be perfectly done in me and in every creature of Thine, according to Thy supreme and faultless good pleasure. Wherefore, in union with that resignation with which Jesus committed Himself wholly to Thy will in the garden of Olives, and in union with His affection and His intention, I say from His heart and in His words: 
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Not my will, but Thine be done, O most holy Father, in time and in eternity. Amen. 
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Should any affliction threaten you, add the following words, which are most pleasing to God, as He condescended to reveal to St. Gertrude. If anyone, says she, offers his whole will to the will of God when he knows that affliction is coming on him, his offering will be as acceptable to God as though, during the Passion of Jesus, he had allayed the anguish of His wounds with fragrant ointments. 
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AND more especially, O good Jesus, I offer and resign myself to Thee, in perfect readiness of will to bear that affliction which I foresee coming upon me; I will accept it with unshaken will as from Thy Hand, and I will bear it with what patience I can; in union with that love wherewith Thou didst accept all Thine afflictions from Thy Father’s Hand, and didst offer them to Him again in ineffable gratitude; beseeching Thee that Thou wouldst grant me fortitude and patience, that I may manfully endure, to Thy eternal glory and to the welfare and peace of all the world. Amen. 
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ECCE ANCILLA DOMINI PRAYER
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Our blessed Lady said to St. Gertrude: Whoever shall devoutly recall to my mind the joy which I felt in uttering the words: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, I will most truly show him that I am his Mother, and will unfailingly succour him. 
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O MOTHER of Blessedness and most august Sanctuary of the Holy Ghost, I praise and greet Thee, and with most devout intention of mind recall to Thee that unspeakable joy which Thou didst feel when with calmest trustfulness Thou didst commend to the Divine Will Thy whole unreserved Self, and all that was to be done to Thee and in Thee, saying: Behold the Handmaid of the Lord: beseeching Thee that Thou wouldst show Thyself my Mother, and evermore succour me with the saving help of Thy compassionate Heart. Amen.

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