Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus

Crucified Christ
Sue of Half the Kingdom posted the following on her blog. BTW, she has worked hard on making her blog and website by the same name truly a treasure trove for us to share. I didn't realize until today that my patron saint St. Elizabeth of Hungary, had something to do with the following devotion which I pray every day.
St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, with St. Matilda and St. Bridget, wishing to know something of the Passion of Jesus Christ, offered fervent and special prayers, upon which Our Lord revealed to them:

To all the faithful who shall recite for 3 years, each day, 2 Our Fathers, 2 Hail Mary’s and 2 Glory Be’s, in honor of the drops of Blood I lost, I will concede the following 5 graces:

1st The plenary indulgence and remittance of your sins.

2nd You will be free from the pains of Purgatory.

3rd If you should die before completing the said 3 years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them.

4th It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith.

5th I will descend from Heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourth generation.

Blessed by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in Rome, April 5, 1890.

Please keep this prayer with others that you say daily to remind you to recite these prayers. Please record the date you started:____/____/____Mo Day Year

The thought of saving souls should always be on our mind. St. John Bosco stated it well. There is nothing more holy in this world than to work for the good of souls, for whose salvation Jesus Christ poured out the last drops of His blood.” St. Vincent de Paul tells us that: “The Salvation of men and our own are so great a good that they merit to be obtained at any price.”Sad to say, the great majority of Catholics put forth little or no effort in promoting the greater honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls. Let us keep in mind that if we manage to save one soul, we also ensure the salvation of our own. The Holy Ghost reveals this to us in the Holy Bible. (St. James 5:19,20)

4 comments:

Maryellen said...

Thanks for this post Esther. I'm a cradle Catholic and I never heard of this one. It's SO do-able.

The promises are outstanding, but without any promise at all, it's clearly a prayer and intention that would be most pleasing to God. That is the goal of every Faithful Catholic - to be pleasing to God.

Do you have some links where I could learn more about St. Elizabeth of Hungary?

Charity Therese said...

Wow... I do this devotion too! :-D
I didn't even know about the promises until today! Thank you for posting this! :-D

Marilena said...

this is one of my devotions!

Esther said...

YW Mary Ellen. I believe it is in the Pieta Prayer book.

I will look for the links for you. Off hand I don't remember.

YW CT.

Marilena, that is good.