We’ve long been preparing for our diamond jubilee of foundation but that doesn’t mean the celebration is limited to one day. We will celebrate all year. There are just too many graces to thank God for in calling into existence our community and our mission in the Church. Only in eternity will we know all that the Lord desired in founding a family to pray and sacrifice for the sanctification of priests.
The Holy Spirit called our Founder, Father Gerald, to begin two distinct communities aimed at the sanctification of the priesthood. The Servants, for their part, work directly with priests while we Handmaids of the Precious Blood, live fully contemplative lives, praying and sacrificing for priests, especially through Eucharistic Adoration.
Several have asked us our plans for the year. Our first means of celebration can only be to adore and praise God for the gift of the priesthood to the world. No priests. No Eucharist. No Jesus. So Plan Number 1 is Adoration! The rest will be worked out as we go. It promises to be a year full of God’s surprises.