ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT OF HELFTA
“The Eucharist was central for her and she experienced particular manifestations of our Lord’ presence in that sacrament even during the mass in the presence of the community. In her the Office and Mass, far from conflicting with personal, interior prayer, were the source and occasion of some of the most intimate revelations and most interior union with the Lord Jesus.
Homily by Rev. Father John Eudes Bamberger
”What struck me when reading about the visions of St Gertrude is the truly intensely personal nature of the relationship. The Lord is almost embarrassingly concerned with every little aspect of Gertrude's life - personal and communal. Any yet He remains the Lord of wide swathes of history. “
Homily by Fr. Gerard D'souza