The Wounds of Christ

A Talk by Fr. Ermatinger

Sacred Heart and 5 Wounds of Christ, cir. 1495

Outline of Talk

  • Introduction and Prayers: 00:00-0:53
  • The Wounds of Christ in Light of Scripture, Pope Benedict XVI, and Mystics: 0:53-41:00
    • Not Exhaustive
    • St. Peter: “…By Whose Wounds We Are Healed” (ref. Isaiah 53): 2:27-3:30
      • Devotion to the Wounds of Christ Has a Long Tradition: 3:21-3:30
    • Common Denominator Amongst the Mystics: 3:30-4:07
    • St. Veronica Giuliani: 4:07-5:05
    • Dialogue of Divine Providence, St. Catherine of Siena: 5:05-6:38
      • Three Stages of Spiritual Life Are Represented by Ascending the Cross of the Crucified
    • Pope Benedict XVI: Jesus Shows the Marks of the Crucifixion in His Glorified Body. 6:38-10:12
      • They are an Inexhaustible Source of Faith, Hope, and Love:
      • Preternatural Gifts of Resurrected Body: Claritas: 8:09-10:12
        • Exterior Expression of One’s Virtue in This Life
    • German Mystic Sr. Maria of the Crucified Love: 10:12-11:38
      • Revelation Regarding the Wounds of Christ
    • Because God Suffers in His Sacred Humanity, the Efficacy Transcends the Material Suffering: 11:38-14:13
    • Christological Hymn of St. Paul in 1 Col.: Redeemed Through the Blood of the Cross: 14:13-16:12
      • Christ’s Salvific Act Saves the Angels.  Actual and Habitual Graces Were Won by the Cross
    • Mystic Marie Julie Jahenny: Devoted to Precious Blood: 16:12-16:52
    • Anneliese Michel: Demons Reveal Things About Catholic Theology: 16:52-18:40
    • St. Lawrence of Brindisi: Blessed Virgin Mary: Immerse Yourself in the Wounds of Jesus: 18:40-19:35
      • They are Remedy of the Ills of the World
    • Chaplet of the Holy Wounds of Christ: 19:35-20:07
      • Chaplet Was Revealed in 1901: 19:41-20:07
        • Precursor to the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
    • Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich: Vision of the Church and the Holy Wounds: 20:07-30:16
      • Aside: Fruits of Prayers: 20:59-22:37
      • Back to Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich: 22:37-27:05
      • Aside: Book, The Heresy of Formlessness: 27:05-29:04
        • The Stressing of Sacrifice in the Traditional Mass
      • Back to Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich: 29:04-30:16
    • St. Veronica Giuliani Entrusted to Wound in Christ’s Sacred Side: 30:16-31:06
    • Fr. Giuseppe Tomaselli: Exorcist and Spiritual Director: 31:06-32:19
      • The Wounds of Jesus are Springs of Grace and Mercy
    • Sr. Mary Martha Chambon: Make Known the Merits of the Passion and the Holy Wounds 32:19-33:52
      • An Easy and Simple Way of Going to Heaven: 33:45-33:52
    • St. John of the Cross: Attachments and Appetites vs Sins: 33:52-36:00
      • How Do We Reorder Our Hearts? 34:52-36:00
        • By Attachment to Him
    • Trent: Every Forgiven Mortal Sin We Must Make Restitution Either in this Life or the Next: 36:00-37:00
    • Aside: Skydiving and Detachment: 37:00-38:28
    • St. Mary Martha Chambon: Chaplet Was Revealed to Her: 38:28-41:00
      • Pray Especially for the Dying: 39:29-40:25
      • Simple Method for All to Obtain the Graces of the Wounds of Christ: 40:25-40:53
      • Offer For Those Suffering in Purgatory: 40:53-41:00
  • Christ Wants to Work Through Us: 41:05-42:42
    • Be a Part of the Solution: 41:50-42:05
    • Chaplet of the Five Wounds Graces that Are Bestowed In this Manner Are Never Lost: 42:05-42:42
  • Parts of the Chaplet: 42:42-43:22
  • Conclusion: 43:22-44:01


Chaplet of the Wounds of Christ

On the Crucifix:

O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.

On the First Thee Beads:

Strong God, Holy God, Immortal God, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.

Grace and mercy, O my Jesus, during present dangers; cover us with Thy Precious Blood. Amen.

Eternal Father, grant us mercy through the Blood of Jesus Christ, Thine only Son; grant us mercy, we beseech Thee.

Amen, Amen, Amen.

On Each Set of 10 Rosary Beads

Large Beads:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ, to heal the wounds of our souls.

Small Beads

My Jesus, pardon and mercy, through the merits of Thy Holy Wounds.

Final Prayer:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the Wounds of our souls.

— Fr. Ermatinger