The Nativity Scene at St. Charles Center 

The Nativity Scene at St. Charles Center 

For well over 100 years, the same nativity figurines have taken their place in Assumption Chapel at St. Charles Center. Joseph and Mary, the shepherds, sheep, donkeys and angels, all gazing adoringly at the Christ Child, who is propped up on small handmade pillows so...
A Kingdom of Holiness and Grace

A Kingdom of Holiness and Grace

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. In Ezekiel the Lord God personally looks after the sheep and lovingly cares for them. Whereas in St. Matthew’s Gospel, we sheep are the ones called to care for those in need. Instead of God caring for us, we are told that when we truly tend...
It’s Simple: Love God, Love Your Neighbor

It’s Simple: Love God, Love Your Neighbor

By Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. I imagine that all of us are familiar with the acronym KISS, keep it simple, stupid. Maybe you have used the expression or been a part of process when someone reminds us of the beauty of the simple and uncomplicated. I don’t know the...
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...