Precious Blood of Christ

Yikes! Before July hit, I remembered that this devotion was coming up. Then, July started, and continued, and I just remembered yesterday – nearly halfway through the month – that it is the month of the Precious Blood of Jesus. :/

Precious Blood of Christ

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It is such a lovely devotion and it is not too late to participate. Here is my original post about the devotion that offers a little history and some suggestions in honoring Our Lord’s suffering.

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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Tweetable: Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus

Precious Blood of Jesus

When I created the list of Saints and Feasts for July, I somehow forgot to include that July is traditionally dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus (it’s added now). Even worse, I forgot about the devotion all together until yesterday.

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Luckily, there is no time in eternity, and there are still 11 days left of July. ๐Ÿ™‚ I encourage you to learn more about the devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, here and here and here and here and find some time to praying this devotion.

There is no special day dedicated to the Precious Blood because it is incorporated into the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. However, it is good to plead the Precious Blood over ourselves and our families often. And, here is a link to the Litany of the Precious Blood which is just lovely.