July Devotion: Precious Blood Of Christ


Unlimited is the effectiveness of the God-Man's Blood - just as unlimited as the love that impelled him to pour it out for us, first at his circumcision eight days after birth, and more profusely later on in his agony in the garden, in his scourging and crowning with thorns, in his climb to Calvary and crucifixion, and finally from out of that great wide wound in his side which symbolizes the divine Blood cascading down into all the Church's sacraments. Such surpassing love suggests, nay demands, that everyone reborn in the torrents of that Blood adore it with grateful love.

July is the month dedicated to the Precious Blood of Christ. The quote above is from an Apostolic Letter written by Blessed Pope John XXIII.  May we take this month which also begins with the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to do as Bl. John XXIII tells us~adore this outpouring of Our Lord's unlimited love with our own grateful love.
You can read the rest of Bl. Pope John XXII's Apostolic Letter here.
I also wrote more on the connection between the feast of the Sacred Heart and the Precious Blood of Christ over at Community of Catholic Bloggers. 
As is my custom each month, you can find prayers for this month's devotion on my left sidebar.

Comments

colleen said…
Karinann, I read your post on Catholic Bloggers earlier and now this one with the great quote from Blessed John XXIII. I am helped by the thought that the grace and mercy we find in the Church's sacraments cascade from the flow of blood and water from our Savior's pierced side.
Karinann said…
Colleen,
So true- the sacraments are an endless wellspring of grace born of the love Our Lord has for us. Thanks for taking the time to read both posts.
God bless.
noreen said…
Hi Karinann, I saw your post over at Community of Catholic Bloggers and your name on the Association of the Catholic Woman Bloggers and came over to say hello. We as Catholics, are blessed to have Jesus in the sacraments. Our world could be so much better if the Catholics of our nation and world, really understood the graces and blessings rained down upon them through the sacraments!

God Bless,
Noreen @ www.rosarymom.blogspot.com
Karinann said…
Thanks Noreen and welcome to the Community of Catholic Bloggers. I agree~ the world would be a better place if it opened itself to the graces Jesus gives us in the sacraments.
God bless!