December 10, 2017

St. Gertrude and the Scepter

Following the death of St. Gertrude, another nun in her community was at Mass. As the bell rang at the elevation of the Host for adoration, the nun prayerfully made an offer of the Host as to fill and compensate for all the deficiencies of St. Gertrude. The nun then saw the Host as a radiant scepter before the soul of St. Gertrude. It was not stationary, however, and moved about in a certain manner. Whenever St. Gertrude tried to touch it, she could not. The nun understood the reason for this. Whatever is neglected in this life cannot be supplied or made up for in the next.

Source: St. Gertrude, and a religious of her monastery, The Life and Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p. 48.


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