O Lord, make haste and illumine the night. I long for You as the dying long for You. Say to my soul that nothing happens without Your permitting it, and that nothing of what You permit is without comfort. O Jesus, Son of God, You who were silent in the presence of Your accusers restrain my tongue until I find what I should say and how to say it. Show me the way and make me ready to follow it. It is dangerous to delay, yet perilous to go forward. Answer my petition and show me the way. I come to You as the wounded go to the doctor In search of aid. Give peace o Lord to my heart! Amen.
In our Bridgettine charism we can identify these four main aspects: 1. The primacy of God - the faith of Saint Birgitta is oriented to the Trinitarian God, everything is finalized to the Trinity, as a supreme and ultimate Good ; 2. The christocentrism of the Cross – Saint Birgitta shows an acute mystical intelligence of the mysteries of Christ, of the Humanity of the Word, of the Passion and Death of the Lord; 3. Extroverted ecclesiality - active love for the Church and especially for the Petrine Magisterium; 4. Marian spirituality – “ is the cantus firmus of Birgitta’s writings ”, the centrality of Mary in Christianity is present throughout the mission of the Swedish Saint; The charism of Saint Birgitta is centred on the Humanity of the Word , which consumes the gift of Love towards humanity above all in the Calvary drama. For this reason, the Bridgittine motto Amor meus Crucifixus est best expresses the intensity and profound meaning of the charism of Saint Birgitta c