Archive Treasures – Father Gerald’s Rosary

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“Dear daughters, if you understand your vocation you are going to be fishers of very big fish – the souls of the Priests of Jesus Christ.  Go fishing for them with the Blessed Mother’s Rosary. It is here in the Chapel that you can do more for them than anywhere else…. But remember, this is a real fishing line…there has …

World Day of Prayer for Priests

A Handmaid News, Priests

This year on June 11th, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, coordinates the annual global Rosary Relay for Priests. We joyfully add our prayers to theirs for the sake of our dear priests. We invite you to do the same and explore their weekly Thursday virtual rosaries as well. We can never pray too much for priests.

Religious Symbols: Side Rosary

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News, Vocation Snippet

Many religious, male and female, wear a side Rosary with their habit. Some can be rather large, others small. While Handmaids have had some minor variations in the wear of our side Rosary, we have always had them as a necessary part of the habit, not just as an accessory but as an essential to our spiritual life. Our Founder …

Father Timothy Sullivan, CSP leads Handmaids in the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary for all deceased Handmaids in Blessed Sacrament Cemetery

All Souls Day 2016

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There is no better day than All Souls Day to perform a key act of mercy in this Jubilee Year of Mercy: that of the spiritual work of mercy in praying for the living and the dead. In particular, on All Souls Day, we remember all those who have gone before us but who have not yet entered the Beatific …

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 …

Global Rosary Relay 2015

The Global Rosary Relay for Priests is Today!

A Handmaid News

What better way to mark the Feast of the Sacred Heart than to pray for priests? So grab your Rosary, get on your knees, and join thousands across the globe praying to Mary, Mother of Priests for all her priest sons everywhere today! Check out this link to see a map of the locations around the world participating in the …

Global Rosary Relay 2015

World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

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Do you love priests? Do you want to help in their sanctification? Do you love to pray the Rosary and honor Mary, Mother of Priests? Do you want to please the Sacred Heart of Jesus? If so, you are in luck. June, the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the month we celebrate the awesome Solemnity of …

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 …

Handmaid Habit

Our Habit

Our Habit: Crimson Robes “The Precious Blood of Jesus is your wedding garment, dear Handmaids, treasure it for it speaks to you of love.” – Father Gerald, s.P. Founder   Why is our apparel red? Why do the Handmaids wear red? Precisely, why do we wear wine-red? And white veils? What do the symbols of the habit and veil mean? When our …