January 6 is the birthday of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Born in 1786 in Rome, he founded the Congregation in 1815. St. Gaspar faced a lot of trials and hardships in his life; the future of his small Congregation was uncertain. But throughout his life he remained convinced that God would provide, and encouraged others to do the same. ““Hope in the Lord,” he once wrote. “Are we not serving a loving God?” St. Gaspar, pray for us!

Missionaries of the Precious Blood