Thursday, December 31, 2009

Precious Blood--Protect us!

St. Catherine of Siena was a great adorer of the Precious Blood, so much so that her last words were "Blood...Blood...Blood!" The prayer she composed to the Precious Blood of Jesus which she was known to pray frequently for sinners is:

“Precious Blood, Ocean of Divine Mercy, flow upon us!
Precious Blood, Most Pure offering, procure us every grace!
Precious Blood, Hope and refuge of sinners, atone for us!
Precious Blood, Delight of the Holy Souls, draw us!

St. Gaspar del Buffalo (died 1837) renowned apostle of the Precious Blood and founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S) used to say that he wished he had a thousand tongues to preach about the power of the Blood of Jesus for the salvation of all. Prophetically, St. Gaspar said,

"No! The chastisements of God are not yet at end; still more sorrowful times are ahead; and divine justice will be placated by the devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ."

Nice reminder to pray devotions to the Precious Blood of Jesus in 2010!

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