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The Life and Revelations of St Gertrude Paperback – 1 Jun 1990

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  • Paperback: 570 pages
  • Publisher: Resources for Christian Living (Jun. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870610791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870610790
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,214,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a beautiful and eye-opening book. Even life-changing. It is a shame that these revelations granted to Saint Gertrude 700 years are little known today. I am buying another copy for my Mother right now. And I only send my Mother the best.
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The words of our Lord (pg 563): "I have placed this book thus upon My Heart, that every word contained therein may be penetrated with Divine sweetness, even as honey penetrates bread. Therefore, whoever reads this book devoutly will receive great profit for his salvation."
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b72a8a0) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
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HASH(0x9b302b64) out of 5 stars A Must-Read for all those looking to live a better life. 31 Oct. 1998
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This is a beautiful and eye-opening book. Even life-changing. It is a shame that these revelations granted to Saint Gertrude 700 years are little known today. I am buying another copy for my Mother right now. And I only send my Mother the best.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b468da4) out of 5 stars Reading it again, just ordered two more copies 16 Jan. 1999
By Precambrian - Published on Amazon.com
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The words of our Lord (pg 563): "I have placed this book thus upon My Heart, that every word contained therein may be penetrated with Divine sweetness, even as honey penetrates bread. Therefore, whoever reads this book devoutly will receive great profit for his salvation."
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HASH(0x9b676e04) out of 5 stars Union With Christ 17 Aug. 2008
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St. Gertrude the Great, born in 1263 in Eisleben, Saxony, was one of the leading spiritual figures of the Middle Ages. She spent almost her entire life in a convent, engaged in prayer, work and Scripture study. Her everyday existence centered on the liturgy and the choral office. As a young woman in her twenties, she experienced a profound spiritual awakening, a born again mystical transformation of her interior life. Immersed in the person of Christ, she received many revelations and reached transcendent heights of prayer and contemplation. Unwell for much of her life, she died in 1301 or possibly 1302. She is widely known as the patron of devotion to the Sacred Heart. The five books of the Revelations, of which only the second book was actually written by the saint, contain a succession of visions, communications and mystical experiences which have received the approval of a number of holy mystics and distinguished theologians. The German original of the Revelations is lost but a Latin version appeared in Cologne in 1536. The first English translation was published in 1892.
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HASH(0x9bad6d14) out of 5 stars Beautiful 21 Jan. 2009
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I love St. Gertrude...and this is a wonderful book for anyone wanting to learn more about Purgatory...I am called to pray for these holy souls...I highly recomend this book to anyone who loves to read about the saints, as i do, and yearn to know more about Purgatory and the Holy souls who have been there, and will be going...This is a book that is hard to put down...This is a great read...The Amazing Secret of the Souls in Purgatory: An Interview with Maria Simma
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HASH(0x9b459864) out of 5 stars The remarkable life of St Gertrude the Great (who is often confused these days with St Gertrude ... 18 Jun. 2015
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I bought this particular edition of the Revelations because it is an old, traditional translation, not a modern, updated one (I'm sorry, but I don't trust the faith and modern scholarship of the new editions). The remarkable life of St Gertrude the Great (who is often confused these days with St Gertrude of Nivelle who lived in, I think, the 7th century, and is the patron saint of cats and cat owners -- some cat shelters are named after her -- I love this Gertrude also since I have always had adopted cats!) is very engrossing and I appreciated most the Saint's teachings that followed her visions and conversations with Christ. The book is over 500 pages and I'm only halfway through it, but I love it and intend to go back through it to mark and write down many of her teachings. I learned, though, that the life of St. Gertrude given in this book has confused St. Gertrude the Great (who lived at the Abbey of Helfta) with the Abbess of Helfta, also named Gertrude, and says that St. Mechtilde is St Gertrude's sister when she was in fact Abbess Gertrude's sister and sister-in-religion to St. Gertrude A very minor point, but could be confusing -- so many wonderful Gertrudes! An excellent companion book is "Love, Peace, and Joy," (also available through Amazon) by Fr Andre Prevot, written in 1911, which is a 30-day devotion to the Sacred Heart for the month of June, based on St. Gertrude's life and revelations. I highly recommend both and believe they really should be read together.
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