O Mary, who bore Christ, flesh of your flesh, blood of your blood, intercede for us, that we may be pure and holy in body and soul. Click here for the First Saturday devotions.Read More First Saturday: July 2019
I pray this month of the Precious Blood will be fruitful for your spiritual life. It is always interesting to see how the Liturgical Year layers itself throughout its time and throughout its devotion. The First Friday devotions seem to take on a life so imbued with the surrounding Liturgical days. I encourage you to […]Read More First Friday: July 2019
Today begins Our Lady’s Lent. St. Francis of Assisi kept this Lenten Fast from July 1st until the Feast of the Assumption. It is also suggested that St. Peter Damian, an Umbrian, might have brought this practice about with the reform of clergy and religious during the 11th century in Italy. Another Umbrian kept this […]Read More Blessed Feast of the Precious Blood!
Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. […]Read More Litany of the Precious Blood
A poem: TO A PASSIONIST Clad in a vestment wrought with passion-flowers;Celebrant of one Passion; called by namePassionist: is thy world, one world with ours?Thine, a like heart? Thy very soul, the same? Thou pleaders an eternal sorrow: we Praise the still changing beauty of this earth. Passionate good and evil, thou dost see: Our […]Read More Feast of the Sacred Heart
With my heart, I see. I see only the Victim, darkened, Darkened by impunities, though not His own. Snuffed, yet not as dim as a smoking candle. I hear the cry of mankind, Deafened by the tears of a Mother, so pierced with sorrow. I see a Blood, so Precious; Abandoned, It falls. I see […]Read More The blue sky is darkened…