precious blood of jesus


The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.


Lord Jesus Christ, who came down from heaven to earth from the bosom of the Father, and did shed Your Precious Blood for the remission of our sins: we humbly beseech Thee, that in the day of judgment we may deserve to hear, standing at Thy right hand: "Come, you blessed." Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

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