July, the month dedicated to the Most Precious Blood

July, the month dedicated to the Most Precious Blood
J.M.J.

 



SEVEN OFFERINGS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD
Taken from http://olrl.org/pray/7offerings.shtml
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Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for the propagation and
exaltation of my dear Mother the Holy Church, for the safety and
prosperity of her visible Head, the Holy Roman Pontiff, for the
cardinals, bishops and pastors of souls, and for all the ministers of
the sanctuary.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it
was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen. Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by
His Precious Blood! Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for the peace and
concord of nations, for the conversion of the enemies of our holy
faith and for the happiness of all Christian people.
Glory be, etc. above

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for the repentance of
unbelievers, the extirpation of all heresies, and the conversion of
sinners.
Glory be, etc. above

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all my relations,
friends and enemies, for the poor, the sick, and those in
tribulation, and for all those for whom Thou willest I should pray,
or knowest that I ought to pray.
Glory be, etc. above

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all those who shall
this day pass to another life, that Thou mayest preserve them from the
pains of hell, and admit them the more readily to the possession of
Thy Glory.
Glory be, etc. above

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all those who are
lovers of this Treasure of His Blood, and for all those who join with
me in adoring and honoring It, and for all those who try to spread
devotion to It . .
Glory be, etc. above

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all my wants,
spiritual and temporal, for the holy souls in Purgatory, and
particularly for those who in their lifetime were most devoted to
this Price of our redemption, and to the sorrows and pains of our
dear Mother, most Holy Mary . . .
Glory be, etc. above

Blessed and exalted be the Blood of Jesus, now and always, and
through all eternity. Amen.

 

 

 
A HIDDEN TREASURE

Appearing to one of the sisters of her community shortly after her
death, St. Teresa of Avila told the sister that she would be willing
to return to a life of suffering on earth until the end of time if
thereby she could merit that degree of glory with which God rewards
one devoutly recited "Hail Mary." St. Paul speaks in like manner when
he says: "The sufferings of this life are not to be compared with the
glory to come."

If one short prayer is thus rewarded, what reward awaits those who
offer to the Eternal Father, the Precious Blood of Jesus. "An
offering," says Father Faber, is "More than a prayer." "In prayer we
are the recipients, but when we make an offering God vouchsafes to
accept something from us." In Our Lord's own words to Sister Mary
Martha Chambon, Apostle of the Holy Wounds, " To offer to the Eternal
Father the Sacred Wounds of Jesus is to offer Him His Glory, to offer
Heaven to Heaven." Each time you offer to My Father the merits of My
Divine Wounds," He said to her, "You gain an immense fortune . . .
You must not remain poor, your Father is very rich."

If you and I, at this very moment, were standing on the threshold of
eternity, we would see a limitless duration extending before us which
our vision would fail to terminate. Looking on this endlessness the
awful truth would come to us that the time of merit had passed
forever. The saints realized this truth while yet in life, and we can
see the vastness of their reward.

Those who have passed into eternity realize that there will be no
further opportunities for additional merit, for time has passed
forever. If regrets were possible in Heaven, unused opportunities
would be the cause, for the blessed know what greater capacity for
giving accidental honor to God they would have had if they had used
all their opportunities. Because of God's mercy they have no regrets,
but their status is sealed forever.

The position of the priest in heaven must be tremendous for he offers
daily a Victim-of-Infinite-Worth; and yet each one of us can offer the
same Victim in a different manner by sincerely saying:
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood
of Jesus."

Just suppose that if you were to make the seven offerings each day.
It would take only a few minutes of time, and yet the vast merit
gained would last eternally.

What an investment!

 

 

 
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD AND HEAVEN

Promises of Our Lord to Sister Mary Martha Chambon

Those who pray with humility and who meditate on My Passion, shall
one day participate in the glory of My Divine wounds. Their members
will receive from them a resplendent beauty and glory.

The more you shall have contemplated My Painful wounds on this earth,
the higher shall be your contemplation of them glorious in Heaven.

The soul who during life has honored and studied the Wounds of Our
Lord Jesus Christ and has offered Them to the Eternal Father for the
Souls in Purgatory will be accompanied at the moment of death by the
Holy Virgin and the Angels; and Our Lord on the Cross, all brilliant
in glory will receive her and crown her.

 

 
REFLECTIONS
Life is short and death is sure,
The hour of death remains obscure.
A soul you have, and only one;
If that be lost all hope is gone.
Waste not your time, while time shall last;
For after death 'tis ever past.
The all-seeing God your Judge will be,
And Heaven or Hell your destiny.
All earthly things will fleet away.
Eternity will ever stay.

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Comment by Alley on December 20, 2015 at 11:57pm

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Comment by Dawn Marie on July 2, 2014 at 8:19am

July, the month dedicated to the Most Precious Blood
J.M.J.

FEAST OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

From the Liturgical Year - Vol.12 by Dom Gueranger

John the Baptist has pointed out the Lamb, Peter has firmly established his
throne, Paul has prepared the bride; their joint work, admirable in its
unity, at once suggests the reason for their feasts occurring almost
simultaneously in the cycle. The alliance being now secured, all three fall
into shade; whilst the bride herself, raised up by them to such lofty
heights, appears alone before us, holding in her hands the sacred cup of
the nuptial-feast.

This gives the key of to-day's solemnity, revealing how its appearance in
the heavens of the holy liturgy at this particular season is replete with
mystery. The Church, it is true, has already made known to the sons of the
new covenant, in a much more solemn manner, the price of the Blood that
redeemed them, its nutritive strength and the adoring homage which is its
due. On Good Friday earth and heaven beheld all sin drowned in the saving
stream, whose eternal flood-gates at last gave way beneath the combined
effort of man's violence and of the love of the divine Heart. The festival
of Corpus Christi witnessed our prostrate worship before the altars whereon
is perpetuated the Sacrifice of Calvary, and where the outpouring of the
precious Blood affords drink to the humblest little ones, as well as to the
mightiest potentates of earth, lowly bowed in adoration before it. How is
it, then, that holy Church is now inviting all Christians to hail, in a
particular manner, the stream of life ever gushing from the sacred fount?
What else can this mean, but that the preceding solemnities have by no
means exhausted the mystery? The peace which this Blood has made to reign
in the high places as well as in the low; the impetus of its wave bearing
back the sons of Adam from the yawning gulf, purified, renewed and dazzling
white in the radiance of their heavenly apparel; the sacred Table outspread
before them on the waters' brink, and the chalice brimful of
inebriation--all this preparation and display would be objectless, all
these splendours would be incomprehensible, if man were not brought to see
therein the wooings of a love that could never endure its advances to be
outdone by the pretensions of any other. Therefore, the Blood of Jesus is
set before our eyes at this moment as the Blood of the Testament; the
pledge of the alliance proposed to us by God, the dower stipulated by
eternal Wisdom for this divine union to which he is inviting all men, and
its consummation in our soul which is being urged forward with such
vehemence by the Holy Ghost.

'Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in entering into the Holies by
the Blood of Christ,' says the apostle, 'a new and living way which he hath
dedicated for us through the veil--that is to say, his flesh--let us draw
near with a pure heart in fullness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with clean water, let us
hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he is faithful
that hath promised. Let us consider one another to provoke unto charity and
to good works. And may the God of peace who brought again from the dead the
great Pastor of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Blood of the
everlasting Testament, fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will:
doing in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus
Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen!'

Nor must we omit to mention here, that this feast is a moment of one of the
most brilliant victories of holy Church in our own age. Pius IX had been
driven from Rome in 1848 by the triumphant revolution; but the following
year, just about this season, his power was re-established. Under the aegis
of the apostles on June 28 and the two following days, the eldest daughter
of the Church, faithful to her past glories, swept the ramparts of the
eternal city; and on July 2, Mary's festival, the victory was completed.
Not long after this, a twofold decree notified to the city and to the world
the Pontiff's gratitude and the way in which he intended to perpetuate, in
the sacred liturgy, the memory of these events. On August 10, from Gaeta
itself, the place of his exile in the evil day, Pius IX, before returning
to reassume the government of his States, addressing himself to the
invisible Head of the Church, confided her in a special manner to his
divine care, by the institution of this day's festival; reminding him that
it was for his Church that he had vouchsafed to shed all his precious
Blood. Then, when the Pontiff re-entered his capital turning to Mary, just
as Pius V and Pius VIII had done under other circumstances, the Vicar of
Christ solemnly attributed the honour of the recent victory to her who is
ever the help of Christians; for on the feast of her Visitation it had been
gained; and he now decreed that this said feast of July 2 should be raised
from the rite of double major to that of second class throughout the whole
world. This was a prelude to the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate
Conception, which the immortal Pontiff had already projected, whereby the
crushing of the serpent's head would be completed.

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(http://olrl.org/pray/dailyoffering.shtml);

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