Reflection for Friday of the Second Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“The priest who is not only a priest but victim immediately becomes powerful in Christ to do what Christ has done. What is that? Raise souls to life again in the Sacrament of Penance.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, Founder of the Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Reflection for Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“The great mistake of priests who fail God is that they forget that the priest must also be the victim. Christ is both priest and victim in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Reflection for Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“What is the most important thing for a priest? That he belong to God. The first thing is his being a man of God, of belonging to God. The most important thing in his life is his personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, Founder

Reflection for Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“One of the greatest problems of a priest, psychologically at least, is that he doesn’t realize he isn’t walking alone. The lonely priest is a contradiction. How can he be lonely when he has a right to live in the Heart of God and God has a right to live in his heart?” Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Reflection for Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“NEVER FAIL TO EMPHASIZE THIS AND NEVER FAIL TO REMEMBER THE HOLY FATHER; no matter who the particular occupant of the See of Peter may be; never forget to pray daily for the man who before all others represents Christ on earth.” Our Founder in 1954

Reflection for Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

Ask this to be grateful: “What do I possess? Immortality, the merciful gift of God. Whose image am I? Why, the image of God; God chose to stamp me with His image. All the beautiful things in the world were made by my heavenly Father for me, and He made me for Himself.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Reflection for Friday of the First Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“One of the best ways to learn to appreciate God and draw near to God in loving gratitude is just to take a single thought from the liturgy and develop it in your own soul, weigh it and see how it is true.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Reflection for Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“Let your soul be like a little boat floating down the river of gratitude. Then you will be on your way to God.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, Founder – Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Participate in God’s Mercy

The Diocese of Knoxville is offering several opportunities for the faithful to participate and immerse yourself in God’s mercy during this Lenten season. In particular, we are praying for the success of these three initiatives. Click on the images to learn more about them and join us in praying for their success. 40 Days for Life   Rosary for Life   …