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, …

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, …

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 …