Feast of the Most Precious Blood

bernini_crocifissione.jpgThe first time I saw Bernini’s little known depiction of the Blood of Christ, I was completely smitten by it. The Eternal Father contemplates the outpouring of the Blood of the Son. The Angels are awestruck by what they see. Blood pours out of the hands, and feet, and open side of the Crucified.

The Mother of Jesus, she who is the perfect image of the Church, raises her hands to receive the crimson torrent gushing from the inner sanctuary of His Sacred Heart. Beneath the Cross there is an ocean of Blood: Blood to cleanse the world of every stain of sin, of every crime, of every defilement. If you would know the value of the Precious Blood, ask the Mother of the Lamb.

Priests and the Precious Blood
“My maternal heart yearns to lead all my priest sons into the presence of my Jesus, the Lamb by Whose Blood the world is saved and purified of sin. My priest sons must be the first to experience the healing power of the Blood of the Lamb of God. I ask all my priest sons to bear witness to the Precious Blood

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About the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration

Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland is a house of monks living under the Rule of Saint Benedict. Each Benedictine monastery is an autonomous family characterised by a unique spirit. Under the patronage of Our Lady of the Cenacle, the monks of Silverstream Priory devote themselves to the worthy celebration of the Opus Dei in its age–old traditional forms and to perpetual adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation. Their life of praise and adoration is marked by a heartfelt solicitude for the sanctification of priests. Without leaving the enclosure of the monastery the monks undertake various works compatible with their vocation, notably hospitality to the clergy in need of a spiritual respite, and the operation of an excellent Catholic book shop located in the gatehouse of the priory.

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