Priest and Brother Candidates
When a priest or brother candidate joins (the technical term is to become definitively incorporated) the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, he makes a promise to spend his life not only as a priest or brother, but also as a member of a particular religious community. He is saying, “God has called me to a life of service in the Church, and this is the way that I have found to carry out that call. This is where I belong.” And the Missionaries say in reply, “Welcome to the family.”
Men in formation with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood spend time together in prayer, study and community life. While following their call to become priests or religious brothers, they typically go through the following steps of discernment/formation:
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Prayer for Vocations to Precious Blood Communities
Lord God, you called St. Gaspar del Bufalo to renew the Church through the ministry of the Word and the proclamation of our salvation in your Precious Blood.
Continue to call men and women to share in that mission as Companions, sisters, brothers and priests who respond to the cry of the Blood in our world today.
Give them the grace they need to answer your call and live as your faithful servants.
We ask this in your name, Jesus, for you shed your Blood for us. Amen.