Folio 63r

Fifteen prayers ('The Fifteen Os') of St Bridget, continued

Prayer, O Ihesu Christi vera, continued.



Burnet Psalter image.  Aberdeen University Library 1998.

salutis eterne invenire. Amen.

Pater noster.

Ave.\

Prayer, O Ihesu speculum.



The fifth of fifteen prayers of St Bridget to Jesus Christ (O ... eterne, as Oratio quinta; Memento ... mee, as Oratio sexta, HE, pp 77-8). She invokes the memory of his vision, upon the cross, of the redemption of the elect and the damnation of the sinful, and his words to the thief: 'Today shalt thou be with me in paradise' (Luke 23: 43); and she asks that he may show mercy to her in the hour of her death.


O Ihesu speculum claritatis eterne <divine> Me\mento illius memorie quam <meroris quem> habui\sti quando in speculo serenissime\ maiestatis tue conspexisti predestinacionem elec\torum tuorum per merita tue passionis salvandorum\ et reprobacionem malorum in multitudine damp\nandorum et per abyssum miseracionis tue qua\ nobis perditis et desperatis peccatoribus tunc condo\luisti et precipue quam latroni in cruce exhibuisti\ dicens, Hodie mecum eris in paradiso, rogo te pie\ Ihesu ut facias mecum piissimam misericordiam tuam\ in hora mortis mee. Amen.

Pater.

Ave.\


Prayer, O Ihesu rex.



The sixth of fifteen prayers of St Bridget to Jesus Christ (O ... desiderabilis, as Oratio sexta; Memento ... tribulacionis, as Oratio quinta, HE, pp 77-8). She invokes the memory of his solitude on the cross, with only his mother to comfort him.


O Ihesu rex amabilis <et> amice totus et\ desiderabilis. Memento illius <terroris et> mero\ris quem habuisti quando nudus et misera\bilis in cruce pependisti et omnes amici et noti\ adversum te steterunt et nullum consolantem\ inveniebas sed solummodo dilectam genitricem <tuam>\ virginem Mariam in amaritudine anime <tibi> fide\lissime astantem quam discipulo tuo Iohanni com-\



Previous Next
Return to contents


All images Copyright 1998
© Aberdeen University Library