Month of the Most Precious Blood

In the Old Testament, Blood is the symbol of the source of life. “Since the life of all flesh is its blood. (Leviticus 17:14) Blood carries oxygen to all the organs of the body. Due to our fallen humanity, we also have sin in our blood. Therefore, the Chosen People used the blood of bulls or goats sprinkled on the altar for the atonement of sin. In the Book of Exodus, the blood of a one-year-old lamb was placed on the top and sides of the doorpost. On the first Passover, the Angel of Death passed over the household where the blood was present. On Mount Sinai, Moses sprinkled the blood of oxen over the altar and the twelve pillars sealing a Covenant with God and the people of Israel.The New Covenant was established at the Last Supper when Jesus changed the Bread and Wine into His Body and Blood. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I tell you [that] from this time on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” And likewise, the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you. (Luke 22:15-20) Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Quotes: “It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.”

At the Crucifixion Jesus voluntarily offered His life and suffering for the remission of sin. His perfect sacrifice opened the gates of heaven for all who believe in Him. The Bible says, “For our sake, He made Him be sin who did not know sin so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”(2 Corinthians 5:21). [Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”] (Luke 23:34). St. Peter writes, “Realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the precious blood of Christ as of a spotless unblemished lamb.” (1 Peter 1:18 -19) In Hebrews, it says, “Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and the sprinkled blood that speaks more eloquently than that of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:24)

Invoke the Precious Blood for strength, courage, protection, conversion and to combat self-love and bad habits like; anger, jealousy, hatred, immorality, lack of self-control.

How can we invoke the Precious Blood?
+ Receive the Body and Blood devoutly and in the State of Grace.
+ Frequently, pray a Spiritual Communion if unable to receive the Precious Blood at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
+ Pray an Act of Contrition invoking the Precious Blood.
+ Pray the Litany of the Most Precious Blood
+ Fr. James Blount S.O.L.T. encourages everyone to pray (500 times each day). “Most precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world.”

Written by Flame of Love Leader, Annie Myers.

Annie and her husband of 41 years reside in Holmes PA and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Annie has served with the Flame of Love Movement since she joined in 2015. Annie is part of the Flame of Love Communication’s Team and assists with graphic design and editing the newsletter.