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St. Gaspar del Bufalo, Apostle of the Blood of Christ Volume I: Devotion to the Blood of Christ in the Life and Apostolate of Saint Gaspar

Fr. Beniamino Conti, C.PP.S.

Volume I of this two-volume work examines St. Gaspar's preaching on the devotion to the Precious Blood.  Gaspar was renowned as one of the great preachers of his day; the Congregation he founded in 1815 had as its special aim the preaching of missions and retreats for the renewal of the Church.

Service Hours in Honor of the Precious Blood

Suggestions for Service Hours
Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S.
As part of our celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Missionaries
of the Precious Blood, we’re inviting members, Companions,
Amici and friends of the community to do service projects in
the tradition of St. Gaspar del Bufalo. We hope to reach and surpass
our goal of 1,000 hours during this jubilee year.
Consider the life of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, our founder:
• St. Gaspar was active at Santa Galla in Rome, visiting and
ministering the sick there.
• St. Gaspar was active among the poor who came to Rome to
sell their produce and wares.
• St. Gaspar was active among those who had been in trouble
with the law and needed to put their lives back together.
• St. Gaspar spent four years in exile and prison.
These ministries may inspire you to visit the sick in nursing
homes, hospitals, their own homes, or even the infi rmary at St.
Charles Center.
These ministries may inspire you to reach out to the poor and

Blood Drive Basics

“The life of a living body is in its blood,” we read in Leviticus 17:11. We have the opportunity every day to donate that which is most precious to us, a portion of our life, our blood, to others. Because we will never know who receives it, it is the ultimate gift. One could even see it as an imitation of Christ, who poured out his Blood for us.

Bicentennial Prayer

God of Hope, you placed a dream in the heart of St. Gaspar that continues to unfold in the hearts of his Missionaires and Companions. This dream was inspired by your covenant of love, sealed in the Precious Blood of your Son for the life of the world. Make us witnesses after your own heart for the renewal of the Church and the transformation of the world. Bless our hearts and our homes as sacred spaces of hospitality that reverence the dignity of all life. Send us forth to be ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation drawing all people near in your Blood.

Precious Blood Spirituality and Its Symbols

Fr. Robert Schreiter, CPPS

This presentation will explore four basic symbols of Precious Blood spirituality. They are: covenant, cross, cup and the Lamb. All of these are rooted in the Scriptures, and evoke a wide range of meanings and memories. Each symbol will be presented as to its basic meanings as presented in the Scriptures, and then some of the meanings it haas for us today, both in our personal and communal lives in community, and also these connect with the work we do for the sake of the Church and the Reign of God.

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