Row of Habits

Why Handmaids Wear Wine Red – For the Precious Blood

A Handmaid Charism, Father Gerald Fitzgerald, Handmaids of the Precious Blood, HPB Vocations, News, Priests

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

A Handmaid Charism, News, Priests

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. …

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 …

A Chalice Returned

A Chalice Returned It was a present from a priest we briefly knew for a time. His was not the usual priestly career. He was a joyfully radiant priest, thrilled to say Mass and be with us. But he himself shared his true story. He had a humility born of deep suffering in his priesthood. He had traveled from the …