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...
The Blood of Christ – The Price of Our Redemption

The Blood of Christ – The Price of Our Redemption

By Fr. Winfried Wermter, C.PP.S. Although the chalice is one of the most important instru­ments used in celebrating the Eucharist, it is still an instru­ment. In an emergency it can even be dispensed with. Yet the chalice is so close to the Blood of Christ that it...
Sometimes God Surprises Us

Sometimes God Surprises Us

Today, the third Sunday of Advent, is known as Gaudete Sunday. We are getting closer to the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. The first reading from Isaiah gives rise to the sentiment of joy. He tells us, “The desert and the parched land will exult; the...