Sorrowful Mother

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Although this day is listed as a memorial in the liturgical calendar, we celebrate it communally as a feast when we chant the Divine Office. This is not simply an occasion to honor the Blessed Virgin Mother as she stood unflinching beneath the Cross. Her acceptance of her son’s passion and the mysterious plan of God ultimately brings us right …

The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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How do you honor the Immaculate Heart? There are many ways. Prayer. Penance. The Rosary. Offering up sacrifices for the conversion of sinners. Think of her close at hand, as a mother, waiting for you to let her lead you directly to her Son’s Sacred Heart. Ask her to do this often and see in what way your day changes …

Semper Per Mariam Always Through Mary

This is our second motto, as it were, after “Pro Christo In Sacerdote Suo” or “For Christ In His Priest.” Essentially that is because we can never be for Christ in His Priest without first being like Mary, Mother of Priests was, as she showed us during her earthly life. Now, in Heaven, she continues to assist us in the lifelong task …

Jesus Dies on the Cross

September Devotions to Our Lady of Sorrows

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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 …

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 …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood: A Vocation for Priests

Vocations Snapshot The Cloistered Contemplative Community of the Handmaids of the Precious Blood was founded on May 25th, 1947 (Pentecost Sunday) 
by Father Gerald M.C. Fitzgerald, s.P. Vocational Inquirers: We are looking for women of deep faith who have the willed desire to give themselves utterly and totally to Christ in lasting commitment for the sake of His Priests. Life: …

The beautiful face of Our Lady

Our Lady of Guadalupe Image

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Rare High Quality Copy of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe Visits Handmaids The Sisters in Benton celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a unique and privileged way thanks to the extreme generosity of Father Stice, the Knights of Columbus Council 8396, and all the parishioners at Saint Mary’s parish in Athens, TN. It was a joy …