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St. Bernard of Clairvaux













Prayer of St. Benard
to the shoulder wound
of Jesus


Releases many Souls from Purgatory:

O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Your Shoulder on which You bore Your heavy Cross, which so tore Your Flesh and laid bare Your Bones as to inflict on You an anguish greater than any other Wound of Your Most Blessed Body. I adore You, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify You and give You thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching You by the crushing burden of Your heavy Cross to be merciful to the souls in purgatory and to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Your Cross.  

Amen.

Optional:
Follow with an Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be
for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

The Prayer of the shoulder wound of Jesus is a Roman Catholic prayer, addressed to Jesus whilst calling to mind and meditating upon the wound he is said to have received during the carrying of his cross. It is variously attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux or to St. Gertrude or St. Mechtilde.
 
According to St. Bernard, he asked Jesus which was his greatest unrecorded suffering and the wound that inflicted the most pain on him in Calvary and Jesus answered: "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men."