Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus

Traditionally, July is dedicated to honoring the Precious Blood of Jesus. It’s a devotion I knew nothing about until a few years ago. While we were visiting the Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers, GA one day, my husband picked up this book. The book contains some beautiful prayers and it got me wanting to learn more about the devotion to the Precious Blood.

Image by seostar (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

Image by seostar (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

During my search, I discovered what the Church teaches about the devotion to the Precious Blood and I learned a little about the history of this devotion. I also found information here and here about the devotion and discovered that there’s even an association dedicated to the Precious Blood.

Additionally, I came across this website that has suggestions for activities for the Precious Blood. There are a lot of options available on the site; however, as I always do, I plan to keep it simple. My plan consists of making an effort to go to daily Mass more often, praying the Litany of the Most Precious Blood twice a week, and maybe a craft or two.

In spite of all the summer traveling that often goes on during July, I encourage you do something to honor Our Lord and the suffering He endured for our salvation – no matter how small. For more information and resources go here, or here, or here.

Of course, as always, I also invite you to share your activities we us. Leave a link in the comments!

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31 Days With Mary: Day 14

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Mary: Losing and Finding the child Jesus

“The Mother of God, who looked for her Son so anxiously when he was lost (through no fault of her own) and experienced such great joy in finding him, will help us retrace our steps and put right whatever may be necessary when, because of our carelessness or our sins, we have been unable to recognize Christ. With her help, we willl know the happiness of holding him in our arms once more and telling him we will never lose him again.” –St. Jose Maria Escriva

Offering: A thorough, sincere confession of our sins and faults in the Sacrament of Reconcilliation.

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Divine Mercy Novena – Introduction (Starts Tomorrow!)

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Devotion to the Divine Mercy is one of the most powerful and important devotions a Catholic should have. If you ignore all of the devotions I’ve been suggesting since January, DON’T ignore this one!

I’ve talked about Saint Faustina before and I HIGHLY recommend you read her diary. As a matter of fact, I’ve shared some quotes from her diary in the past.

In Saint Faustina’s Diary, the devotion to the Divine Mercy consists in several things:

1. The 3 o’clock hour

2. Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet

3. Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image

4. Praying the Divine Mercy Novena prior to Mercy Sunday

Over the Easter season I will talk about the the Hour of Mercy and the Divine Mercy Chaplet and encourage you to develop a “habit” of praying those two prayers. I will also talk about the significance of Divine Mercy Sunday some time this week.

For now, I want to remind you that the Divine Mercy Novena starts on Good Friday of each year (that would be tomorrow) and strongly encourage you to join in with the novena.

As I did for St. Joseph’s novena, I will post a link to the prayers each day as a reminder.

Recommended Reading

Here are a couple of sites for you to learn more about the Divine Mercy Devotion:

EWTN

Divinemercysunday.com

thedivinemercy.org