Father Hendershott distributes Holy Communion.

Father Hendershott celebrates Mass in our Chapel

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By God’s great Providence we are beginning to have more Masses on our property in our recently finished Chapel. Since Bishop Stika blessed the Chapel and Monastery only days after our arrival, we have driven to local parishes for Mass but also have been blessed to have Fathers Patrick Resen, Antonio Geraldo, and John Dowling step up to offer to …

Our Lady of the Precious Blood

Prayers for Priests and Those Destined for the Priesthood

These prayers are prayed by all the Handmaids in chapel each day, usually after Vespers. We commend all priests, living chalices of the Precious Blood, to Our Lady of the Precious Blood in these prayers. We recommend them as a wonderful way to pray for priests while honoring the sheddings of Christ Precious Blood throughout his life. My beloved Jesus, …

Ordinandi lie prostrate. Photo by Stephanie Richer.

Four New Priests…Forever!

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On June 27, 2015, at Bishop Stika’s special invitation, three Handmaids of the Precious Blood had the privilege of representing our community at the ordinations of Father Jesús Guerrero-Rodriguez, Father Michael Hendershott, Father Ray Powell, and Father Scott Russell. Not surprisingly, the Sisters came home ecstatic over the whole wonderful day. Prominent in their observations were not only the ordinations …

Row of Habits

Why Handmaids Wear Wine Red – For the Precious Blood

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July is a good month to wonder why Handmaids wear wine red habits. Our Founder picked our color scheme deliberately…white veils for the Eucharist as a tribute to our lives of Adoration and wine red habits to honor the Precious Blood shed by Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world. Seeking to imitate him, our very religious name “Of …

July – The Month of the Precious Blood

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There’s a Story Behind This Chalice In this month of July, we invite everyone to spend some time contemplating The Precious Blood and we begin with a reminder that one way our Founder, Father Gerald, referred to priests was to call them “living chalices of the Precious Blood”. As other Christs, they too pour out their blood, everything they have, …

Submit A Priest For Adoption

Do You Know A Priest You Would Like To Be Adopted In Prayer? The Handmaids of the Precious Blood pray for every priest but through our external prayer apostolates we invite Catholics everywhere to adopt individual priests for the focus of daily prayer. Well over 30,000 adoptions have taken place since we began. Typically we use the United States Catholic …

Adopt A Priest

Want to Adopt a Priest? ADOPT A PRIEST? WHO ME? Any practicing Catholic may do so. It is our practice to maintain anonymity between the priest and the person praying for him.  HOW DO I ADOPT A PRIEST? Please specify your preferences (regular U.S.P.S. mail or email) and we will send you your priest’s first name as soon as we can. …

We Are Grateful For Your Support

[[Page Goal: I want them to be eager and excited to help without being pushy.]] [[Photos: Smiling HPB….what about a happy priest too?]] Providence did provide.  Providence can provide.  Providence will provide. We pray this prayer daily knowing that God’s Providence often comes via the hands of others. It is through your generous donations of time, talent, and treasure that our …

Contemplative and Cloistered

Why Do The Handmaids Have To Be Contemplative and Cloistered? “Why not help priests directly?” “Wouldn’t it be better if you had a ministry of helping them concretely?” “Can’t you assist priest more than by just praying?” “How does living in papal enclosure make this kind of prayer for priests more efficacious?”  These are natural questions people have about our …

Sharing This Vision With You

We Invite Everyone to Join us in Strengthening the Priest, A Living Chalice of the Precious Blood We Have Three Ways to Help Priests: By Simple Spiritual Adoption Of Priests: Laypeople: Lay Associates of the Priesthood Priests, Deacons, Religious: Confraternity of Mary, Mother of Priests By a More In Depth Sharing in the Mission and Charism of the Handmaids of …

Praying for Christ in His Priest

“The Priesthood is God’s greatest gift to man, its faithful fulfillment is man’s greatest gift to God.” – Father Gerald Fitzgerald, sP, Founder This was the conviction of our founder, Father Gerald Fitzgerald, s.P.   He would write:  “I believe I am justified in saying that the priesthood is God’s greatest to man because it gives us Christ in the world …