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July - Month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

The month of July traditionally honors the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses from sin—therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus' physical blood and its mystical power, just as it did for His Sacred Heart from which His blood poured out on the Cross. The Precious Blood of Jesus courses through the Church spiritually, giving eternal life to the Body of Christ through the sacraments. Many saints had a devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, especially St. Catherine of Siena. Devotion to the Precious Blood spread widely through the preaching of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, who was a 19th-century priest and the founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. This devotion was later approved and recommended by the Holy See. 

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

 

Blood of Christ, only Son of the Father, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, incarnate Word, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, of the new and eternal covenant, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, that spilled to the ground, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, that flowed at the scourging, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, dripping from the thorns, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, shed on the cross, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, the price of our redemption, be our salvation     .
Blood of Christ, our only claim to pardon, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, our blessing cup, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, in which we are washed, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, torrent of mercy, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, that overcomes evil, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, strength of the martyrs, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, endurance of the saints, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, that makes the barren fruitful, be our salvation.
Blood of Christ, protection of the threatened, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, comfort of the weary, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, solace of the mourner, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, hope of the repentant, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, our peace and refreshment, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, our pledge of life, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, by which we pass to glory, be our salvation.

Blood of Christ, most worthy of honor, be our salvation.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lord, you redeemed us by your blood.  You have made us a kingdom to serve our God.

 

Let us pray.         

 

Father, by the blood of your Son you have set us free and saved us from death. Continue your work of love within us, that by constantly celebrating the mystery of our salvation we may reach the eternal life it promises. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer Intention of the Holy Father for July, 2019

The Integrity of Justice

That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

July

July, the seventh month in our calendar, was originally the fifth month of the year, and as such was called by the Romans Quinctilis.  The later name of Julius was given in honor of Julius Caesar, who was born in the month.  The Anglo-Saxons called July “Moed-monach” or “Mead-month,” from the meadows being then in bloom, and “After Lida” - the latter mild month, in contradistinction to June, which they named “the former mild month.”

July 3: Dog Days begin
July 15: St. Swithin
July 25: St. James

Mottos:

“St. Swithin’s Day, if it do rain,
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin’s Day an’ it be fair
For forty days t’will rain nae mair.”

A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay,
A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon,
A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.

In July, shear your rye.