Mar. 31, 2017

March 31, 2017: THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD (Fri. after IV Sun. of Lent)


(Fri. after IV Sun. of Lent)


"…And they sung a new canticle, saying: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, because Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God, in Thy Blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we shall reign on the earth." (Apoc. v.)



An Indulgence of 100 days, is granted to all the faithful every time they make the following ejaculation.

Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus in satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of Holy Church.

Taken from: Confraternity Manual of the Precious Blood, 1861



An Indulgence of 100 days, daily, is granted to all who say this hymn.

Glory be to Jesus!
Who in bitter pains,
Pour’d for me the Life-blood
From His sacred veins,

Grace and life eternal
In that Blood I find;
Bless’d be His compassion
Infinitely kind.

Bless’d through endless ages
Be the precious stream
Which from endless torment
Doth the world redeem.

There the fainting spirit
Drinks of life her fill,
There as in a fountain
Laves herself at will.

O the Blood of Christ!
It soothes the Father’s ire;
Opes the gate of heaven,
Quells eternal fire.

Abel’s blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies,
But the Blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

Oft as it is sprinkled
On our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion
Terror-struck departs.

Oft as earth exulting,
Wafts its praise on high,
Hell with terror trembles,
Heaven is fill’d with joy.

Lift ye then your voices;
Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder,
Praise the Precious Blood.

Taken from: Confraternity Manual of the Precious Blood, 1861



An Indulgence of 300 days is granted to all who say this prayer.

Most Precious Blood of life eternal! Price and ransom of the whole universe! Drink and bath of the soul! Ever pleading the cause of man before the throne of heavenly Mercy! I adore thee most profoundly; I would, if I were able, make Thee some compensation for the outrages and wrongs Thou dost ever suffer from men, and especially from those who in their rashness dare to blaspheme Thee. Who will not bless this Blood of value infinite? Who does not feel himself inflamed with the love of Jesus, who shed it all for us? What should I be but for this Blood which hath redeemed me? And who drew Thee out of the veins of my Lord, even unto the last drop? It was Love! O immense love, which gave us this saving balsam! O Balsam beyond all price streaming forth from the fount of immeasurable love! Give to all hearts, all tongues, power to praise, celebrate, and thank Thee now and ever, and throughout all eternity. Amen.

Taken from: Confraternity Manual of the Precious Blood, 1861



Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us: Jesus, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Jesus, who for love of us wast crucified, and didst shed all thy Blood, Have mercy on us.
O Precious Blood, springing from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Flow upon us.
Precious Blood, vast sea of divine mercy, Overwhelm us.
Precious Blood, most pure offering, Reconcile us.
Precious Blood, pledge of immortality, Give us joy.
Precious Blood, sweet refreshment of holy souls, Comfort us.
Precious Blood, inexhaustible treasure, Enrich us.
Precious Blood, furnace of love, Inflame us.
Precious Blood, sweet delight of the faithful, Charm us.
Precious Blood, fount of chastity, Purify us.
Precious Blood, shed by the stroke of the lance which opened to us the heart of Jesus, Enlighten us.
Precious Blood, the hope and refuge of sinners, Answer for us.
Precious Blood, the seed of Christians, Multiply us.
Precious Blood, admiration of the Angels, Exalt us.
Precious Blood, the love and the joy of the seraphim, Inflame us.
Precious Blood, faith of the patriarchs, Enlighten us.
Precious Blood, hope of the prophets, Confirm us.
Precious Blood, charity of the apostles, Inflame us.
Precious Blood, strength of martyrs, Sustain us.
Precious Blood, reward of confessors, Animate us.
Precious Blood, beauty of virgins, Adorn us.
Precious Blood, delight of all the saints, Strengthen us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us.

Anthem: The fountains of the cast abyss are poured forth abundantly from the heart of Jesus, and the gates thereof are opened to us.

V. Hasten, O thirsty soul,
R. And wash thyself seven times in this Jordan of blood.

Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who hast vouchsafed to shed thy precious Blood freely for us, make us speedily feel its admirable virtue, and salutary help, by its constant application to our souls, who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

Taken from: The Manual of the Scared Heart, Edition 1866


Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, with Thy Blood: And hast made us a kingdom to our God.