When St. Gertrude had recited this prayer 5,466 times, in honor
all the Wounds of our Lord Jesus, He appeared to her in vision, having
on each Wound a rose flashing with a golden splendor, and greeted her
tenderly, saying: "Behold, I will appear to thee, in this refulgent
form at the hour of thy death, and I will cover all thy sins, and adorn
thee with a glory, like that with which thou hast adorned My Wounds by
thy salutations; and all who use this or any similar devotion shall
receive the like favor." In order to make up this number, and become a
partaker of this promise of Christ, you may say the following prayer
five times a day for three years, adding the oblation, which our Lord
directed to Saint Mechtilde to repeat after each division of five.
Glory be to Thee, most gracious, sweetest, most benign,
transcending, effulgent, and ever peaceful Trinity, for the roseate
Wounds of Jesus Christ, my chosen and only love.