Called to Self-Emptying Love

Called to Self-Emptying Love

Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2: 5) By Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. “I’ll have the wings, they are my favorite piece,” my mother would say as we were cutting up the chicken for dinner. As a child I never thought much of...
Gaspar Never Lost Faith

Gaspar Never Lost Faith

“Missionaries of the Precious Blood from around the world.” A message for the Anniversary of C.PP.S. Founding from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. It’s human nature to think that the troubles you’re living through are the worst in the history of the...
Precious to All

Precious to All

By the V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Today with the Church around the world, our Precious Blood family marks the Feast of the Most Precious Blood. I have been reflecting on the word “precious,” which to me has two meanings. It can mean rare and valuable, like a gem....
The Wounds We Carry, the Seeds that Grow

The Wounds We Carry, the Seeds that Grow

Jesus took the risk to invite James, John, and Peter into the garden to pray with him.  He invited them to enter into his brokenness, his anguish, his pain, his confusion, his fear.  The fact that they fell asleep takes nothing away from the invitation.  Remember, it...
Our Journey of Faith

Our Journey of Faith

By Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. The “Journey to Emmaus” is one of the most well-known stories in the New Testament. It is a vivid story that we can truly connect with. Two downtrodden disciples leaving Jerusalem…an encounter with a stranger to whom the disciples tell...
Jesus is Right There With Us

Jesus is Right There With Us

And Jesus wept (John 11:35).    By Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. These words, often noted as the shortest verse of the Bible, remind us of something very important Jesus’ emotions. He has already told his disciples and Martha that Lazarus would rise. He clearly...