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

Prayer, O Ihesu regalis.



The ninth of fifteen prayers of St Bridget to Jesus Christ (Oratio ix, HE, p 78). She invokes the memory of the mockery of the Jews at his crucifixion, and his words: 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' (Matthew, 27:46). She asks that through the anguish which he suffered then, he may not forsake us in the anguish of our death.


Burnet Psalter image.  Aberdeen University Library 1998.

O Ihesu regalis virtus iubilusque menta\lis. Memento angustie et doloris\ quem <quam> passus es quando pre mortis a\maritudine et Iudeorum insultacione cum magna\ voce te a deo patre derelictum clamasti dicens, De\us meus deus meus ut quid dereliquisti me. Per\ hanc angustiam peto domine Ihesu Christe ut in angu\stiis mortis nostre non derelinquas nos domine deus noster.

Pater noster.

Ave Maria.\

Prayer, O Ihesu alpha.



The tenth of fifteen prayers of St Bridget to Jesus Christ (Oratio x, HE, p 79; SA, p 251). She invokes the memory of the suffering in which he was immersed for our sake on the cross. She asks that, on account of the breadth and depth of his wounds, he may teach her, deeply immersed in sin, through love and devotion, to keep his commandment 'which is exceeding broad' (Psalm 119:96).


O Ihesu alpha et omega unio et virtus in\ omni medio recordare quod a summo\ capitis usque ad planta [plantam] pedis te pro nobis in\ aqua passionis dimersisti et propter latitudinem\ et magnitudinem vulnerum tuorum doce me per ve\ram caritatem et sinceram devocionem <custodire> latum\ mandatum tuum nimis in peccatis dimersum. Amen.\

Pater noster.

Ave Marie.


Prayer, O Ihesu abyssus.



The eleventh of fifteen prayers of St Bridget to Jesus Christ (Oratio xi, HE, p 79; SA, p 251). She invokes the depth of the wounds which pierced his body to the marrow on the cross.


O Ihesu abyssus\ profundissime misericordie rogo te propter profun\ditatem vulnerum tuorum que pertran\sierunt carnem tuam et medullam ossium tu\orum ac viscera tua preciosissima <ac viscerum tuorum> ut me submer-\



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