Holy Spirit, Jesus, & Mary, Lead us to God …GodMindfulness
Our Lady of Mount Carmel holding the Boy Jesus. Jesus holds a brown scapular in his left hand and Mary holds one in her right hand.
I am the Mary to Jesus Blogger. I had a major life changing event in 2020 which I credit my surviving to the intercession of the Holy Spirit, His spouse the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus’s mercy. I am currently employed and due to concerns I have regarding religious intolerance, and criticism from skeptics and Christians alike, I have chosen to remain an anonymous blog author, so I am free to deliver the understandings from Jesus and Mary, without the noise of analyzing me. You are free to read what I write on its’ own merits and see if you find the thoughts helpful. My goal is to help others in a small way in their own faith journey. Fiat!
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St. Bridget of Sweden Image
The Brigittine Order, also known as the Order of the Most Holy Savior, was founded by Saint Birgitta (Bridget) of Sweden. St. Bridget was inspired to found the Brigittine Rosary in the 14 century. The Brigittine Rosary is similar to the Dominican Rosary, except it has 6 decades instead of 5. It is a devotion of the Carmelites, originating from St Bridget of Sweden
St. Bridget was inspired to introduce what is now known as the six decade Brigittine Rosary; for in the 14th century the Dominican Rosary was not in general use, except in the Dominican Order. and people said their beads according to their own private devotion. Pope Urban V approving of St. Bridget’s Rosary devotion … enriched it with indulgences of a hundred days for each bead prayed. Bridget’s custom was to say sixty-three Aves (Hail Mary’s) in honour of the 63 years of Our Lady’s life, seven ‘Our Fathers (or Paters)’ in memory of the 7 Dolours (Sorrows) and 7 Joys of Our Lady. Learn more about the Mary’s Sorrows and Joys here!
About the image: St Bridget (Brigitta, Brigitta, Birgite) 1302-1373. Daughter of Birger, Prince of Sweden. Wrote Revelations, translated into various languages. The Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost appear above the saint. 19th century French coloured woodcut