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Spirituality in Action

Reflection: "No One Else Could Do What I'm Doing"

By: Jean Giesige

In the life of a missionary, what goes around comes around. Nearly 20 years ago Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., met a young man named Xavier McElrath-Bey when Fr. Kelly went to minister at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago.

"I was facing a murder charge, and Fr. Kelly was a great source of consolation to me," McElrath-Bey said. "He shared the Word of God with me, and he kept me motivated, thinking about my future."

Reflection: Parishioners Reach Out To Their Far-Away Twin

By: Jean Giesige

The members of a parish draw comfort and strength from each other. That spiritual strength can also stretch far beyond the walls of the parish church.

At Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Ottawa, Ohio, as at many Precious Blood parishes, the people have initiated outreach to C.PP.S. missions in other countries. Sts. Peter and Paul has a twinning relationship with the C.PP.S. mission in Guatemala.

Reflection: Spirituality of the Precious Blood

By: Jean Giesige

If you had to define your spiritual life, if you had to identify its characteristics as if it were a new species of butterfly, could you do it? How would you describe your spirituality? Are you a contemplative, a mystic, a missionary, a preacher, a poet, a doer, a disciple? What songs and prayers most stir your spiritual imagination? What path calls to you on your walk of faith?

C.PP.S. Blood Brothers Retreat - 2007

By: Br. Thomas Bohman, C.PP.S.

"...I understand that Joe and I are following the Moderator General’s retreat of last year (Fr. Francesco Bartoloni’s) very successful retreat of 2006. Let it be known that neither Joe or I have aspirations for the MG position..."

There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood

By: William Cowper, Lowell Mason

There is a fountain filled with blood Drawn from Emmanuel's veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains. Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains; And sinners, plunged benath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains.

Song of Liberation

By: Joseph Nassal, CPPS and John Winkels

For the 25th anniversary of the Kansas City Province of the Society of the Precious Blood.


By: Fanny Crosby, William Kirkpatrick

Redeemed - how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; redeemed thro' His infinite mercy, His child, and forever, I am. Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, redeemed, redeemed, His child, and forever, I am.

Only Trust Him

By: John Stockton

Come, ev'ry soul by sin oppressed, There's mercy with the Lord, And he will surely give you rest By trusting in His word. Only trust Him, only trust Him, only trust Him now. He will save you, He will save you, He will save you now.

Nothing But The Blood

By: Robert Lowry

What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Oh! precious is the flow That makes me white as snow; No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.