July – Month of the Precious Blood
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT
HE OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT BLEMISH TO GOD.
TO THE ONE WHO LOVED US,
WHO WASHED OUR SINS THROUGH HIS BLOOD
AND MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS OF GOD HIS FATHER,
TO HIM BE GLORY AND POWER. AMEN
Prayers From the Twenty Four Hours of the Passion:
As many Drops of Blood as You Shed, so many souls do I pray You to Wash in this Most Precious Blood of Yours. – Nineteenth Hour
My Jesus, I place the world and all generations into Your Arms, and I pray You, O my Sweet Love, with the Voices of Your Own Blood, to deny no one Your Forgiveness, and by the Merits of Your Most Precious Blood, to Concede to all the salvation of their souls! Do not exclude anyone, O Jesus! – Twentieth Hour
O Jesus, enclose all souls – all of them, in Your Most Holy Body, in Your Blood, in Your Wounds. And by the Merits of this Most Precious Blood of Yours, do not allow even one soul to be lost! Together with Your Voice, may Your Blood Cry out for all, again: “Today you will be with Me in Paradise.” – Twenty-First Hour
And now, my Afflicted Mama, allow me to kiss His Heart and to lap up His Most Precious Blood; You Yourself, Enclose His Heart in mine, that I may live of His Love, of His Desires, of His Pains. – Twenty-Fourth Hour
The Heart of Jesus has made His Adorable Blood Circulate in His limbs. On the Traditional Feast of the Sacred Heart, the Gospel presents to our view the thrust of the lance which pierced the Side of the Divine Crucified, Blood and Water gushing forth. Thus, is united the two testimonies which the Holy Spirit bore to the Messiah, when He was Baptized in the water of the Jordan and when He was Baptized in the Blood on the cross.
July 1st is the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Feast was extended to the whole church in 1849 by Blessed Pope Pius IX who, in the wake of the 1848 Revolution, was living in exile at Gaeta in the Kingdom of the Two Sicily’s. After learning that the French Army toppled the vile Roman Republic and restored the Holy See’s temporal power, His Holiness assigned the Feast to the first Sunday of June. This was later changed to June 1st by Pope Pius X in order to reduce the number of Feast Days allocated to a Sunday. Sadly, the feast was removed from the new church calendar in 1969, but it is still in the traditional Roman calendar of 1962 usage. The month of July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood.
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Let us venerate and honor the Precious Blood of our Redeemer which the priest offers to God on the altar.
LITANY OF THE MOST 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.
Blood of Christ, only begotten Son of the Eternal Father, Save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God, **
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament,
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony,
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging,
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns,
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness,
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls,
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,
Blood of Christ, courage of martyrs,
Blood of Christ, strength of confessors,
Blood of Christ, bringing forth virgins,
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened,
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow,
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent,
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying,
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts,
Blood of Christ, pledge of Eternal Life,
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from Purgatory,
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor,
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
You have redeemed us, O Lord, in Your Blood – and made us, for our God, a Kingdom.
Let us Pray:
Almighty and Eternal God, You have appointed Your only begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by His Blood, grant, we beg of You, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of this present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in Heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.