Litany for Healing in Times of Scandal and Abuse

A Handmaid News, Web Devotions

During the Abuse Summit, as we prayed and fasted for all those gathered in Rome with the Holy Father from Feb 21st to 24th, we developed a short Litany for Healing. As our charism is to offer our lives to Christ for the sanctification of his priests, we understand that our prayers extend to all those impacted by the actions …

Prayers for Priests Resources

A Handmaid Priests, Web Devotions

As the summit in Rome on the crisis of sexual abuse approaches, we have been asked about which prayers people should be praying. What matters most is that you pray, not just what you pray. Each person’s state in life should dictate what they are able to do without undue pressure to get any number of prayers or devotions said each day. That …

Night Litany for the World

O God, our Father, hear us. We intercede before you, through the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for all who tonight in this world stand in most need of your merciful love and protection. On souls beset by temptation, have mercy. On those who have fallen into sin, have mercy. On those who are given up to worldliness and are forgetful of you, have mercy. …

Jesus Dies on the Cross

September Devotions to Our Lady of Sorrows

A Handmaid News, Web Devotions

As summer draws to a close we can all spend some time this September deepening our devotion to Our Mother of Sorrows. Mary isn’t just a sorrowful mother. She is our mother. And through the suffering and sorrows she endured in union with her Son Jesus, she shows us how to transform our sorrows, even the ones that don’t go …

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, …

Rosary of Our Sorrowful Mother

Rosary of Our Sorrowful Mother (reflections by Father Gerald Fitzgerald, s.P., as prayed with the Handmaids of the Precious Blood on November 7th, 1948) Opening Prayer: “Oh Lord Jesus, at first sight it seems strange that You, a God of joy, should have willed that Your sinless Mother should have to participate in sorrow, for there was nothing but joy in …

1st Station - Jesus Christ is Condemned to Death

Stations of the Cross

Praying the Stations of the Cross Online These are close up images of the brass Stations of the Cross that hung in Saint Anne’s Chapel at Cor Jesu Monastery in New Mexico.The reliefs are inspired by the pencil sketches of Hippolyte Lazerges, where the artist drew only Christ’s face at each station.By clicking on an image, you may view a larger version.

Web Devotions

“Wasting time” On the Computer Again? How About Making it a Fruitful Encounter with Christ Instead with Web Devotions?  Here follows some encouraging words on the matter from no less than Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis on the subject. As well as links to some of our favored “web devotions”. Although we do them in chapel or in …

May the Precious Blood be glorified in our lives.

Chaplet of the Precious Blood

Chaplet of the Precious Blood with meditations by Father Gerald Fitzgerald, s.P. (as prayed with the Handmaids of the Precious Blood on June 6th, 1947 shortly after their foundation.) Opening Prayer: The Precious Blood is a treasure of the Sacred Heart. It is a deep mystery concerning the redemption of man. It was the Will of God that the shedding …