Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus: Today!
Precious Blood-most powerful devotion. Protect yourself with the precious blood of Jesus.
Date: 7/1/2009 1:49:39 AM ( 6 y ) ... viewed 10951 times
Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus
Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus is one of the oldest devotions in the Church. Our Blessed Mother adored the Most Precious Blood of her infant Son on the day of His circumcision as the first drops of His Precious Blood were shed amongst many tears for the salvation of our sinful humanity. During His public life, hers was the heart He sought for consolation at the end of His long, tiring journeys of preaching to his own people who many times treated him with anger, ridicule or indifference. After the Passion and death of her beloved Son, Our Sorrowful Mother walked the Via Dolorosa again and again consoling her Son in his bitter sacrifice and adoring His Precious Blood poured out willingly with such great love amidst such violence and hatred in order to save us all.
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!
Most Pure offering, procure us every grace!
Hope and refuge of sinners, atone for us!
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."
At the turn of the twentieth century, Our Lord appeared to Sr. Mary Martha Chambon (1841-1907) of the Monastery of the Visitation in Chambery, France. He gave her a double mission to adore and invoke the Sacred Wounds unceasingly and to revive this devotion in the hearts of creatures. Our Lord said:
“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 with glory will receive her and crown her.”
Pope John XXIII stated, "The world can still set itself right and always will be able to, because the voice and Blood of Christ cry out for pity and mercy... Devotion to the Precious Blood is the devotion of our time...It is devotion for all souls, for the whole world." Now at the dawning of the twenty-first century, Our Lord has come again to wake us from our slumber and to plead with us to return to this powerful devotion to console Him, to adore His Precious Blood, and in return, He will bless us. In 1995, in the village of Olo in Nigeria, a nearly illiterate teenage boy was called by Our Lord to renew this devotion for the world. From his diary we read:
Date: 5 July 1995
Place: Inside my room in Olo at the place where I hung my Crucifix
“ I returned home from (my) studies and decided to rest as I waited for the hour of Divine Mercy... While waiting, there was a sudden calmness in the room in which I was. It seemed to me as ...there was no movement of any object in the world. If a pin had fall...one could have heard its sound. In this great silence I heard a voice which called my name, "Barnabas, Barnabas." The voice was so gentle and pleading. I turned and could not see who was calling me. I looked at my watch, it was 3:01pm. The voice continued, "Barnabas, console Me, adore My Precious Blood, I am the Agonizing Jesus Christ."
In this silent moment, I heard the voice of choirs, which sang the song of the Precious Blood and prayed in this way, "Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world." (It was later that I discovered that the prayer was the Chaplet of the Precious Blood) In the end, the voice said, "I bless you My son." Immediately the whole encounter passed. I later said my prayer of Divine Mercy. ”
Date: 6 July 1995
Place: In front of my Crucifix in my room in Olo
“ In my prayer during this hour of Divine Mercy, I saw in an instant a sudden change in my room. The whole room was illuminated with light. There was the same calmness I experienced the previous day. As I was looking at the crucifix (hanging) on the wall, suddenly (a) cloud came down and covered it. In the cloud appeared the Agonizing Jesus Christ hanging on the Cross bleeding. His Head was crowned with thorns. (His) Sacred Heart appeared on His chest which issued Divine rays. He kept silent for awhile...then said, "Barnabas, I am Jesus Christ Who died on the Cross of Calvary to save the world. I am the One who laid My Body to be scourged that men might be free. I bore all the shame they deserved with My Blood, I purchased them, yet My people did not know Me. I am still the One Who am suffering the agony due to their sins. Barnabas, console Me, adore My Precious Blood. I am the Agonizing Jesus Christ Who loves you much, have mercy on Me. I bless you, My son."
Immediately, the whole encounter passed. ”
Date: 7 July 1995
Place: In front of my Crucifix in my room in Olo
“ Just before the commencement of my prayer, right in front of my crucifix, appeared the Agonizing Face of Jesus Christ Who calmly said, "Barnabas, why is it that you cannot answer My appeal of love? Have mercy on Me, I am the Agonizing Jesus Christ Whom you and the world crucify every second and minute of the day with your sins. I called you to adore My Precious Blood. If you answer My call of love to adore My Precious Blood, I will choose you as My instrument to save you and your people who will return to me. Through My Precious Blood, I will renew the face of the earth. There shall be done on earth the Will of My Father as it is done in
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