Properties of the number 57
The rosary of souls of the purgatory recited in the honor of the 13 virtues of Our Lady has 57 grains. Five hundred souls would be released from the purgatory each time that it would be recited with great devotion and love.
Every 57 years, the phases of the Moon return to the same hour of the same day.
Numerical value of the word day, Iom, in Hebrew.
The word Moon is used 57 times in the Bible - 47 times in the OT and 10 times in the NT.
Last modification: December 19, 1998