Saint John-Paul II wrote: "The fact that one can die for the faith shows that other demands of the faith can also be met."                                                 Cardinal Müller says, “For the real danger to today’s humanity is the greenhouse gases of sin and the global warming of unbelief and the decay of morality when no one knows and teaches the difference between good and evil.”                                                  St Catherine of Siena said, “We've had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues - I see the world is rotten because of silence.”                                                  Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


This, the Friday after the IV Sunday of Lent, the last Friday before Passiontide, when all these sacred devotions will come together for our Salvation, was celebrated in many places as the Feast of the Most Precious Blood.  The Mass and Office is the same as that of the universal feast celebrated on the 1st July.
Caravaggio - the Burial of the Christ
ERIT sanguis Agni vobis in signum, dicit Dominus : et videbo sanguinem, et transibo vos, non erit in vobis plaga disburdens. 
V. Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni. 
R. Quos pretioso sanguine redemisti. 
Oremus.OMNIPOTENS sempiterne Deus, qui unigenitum Filium tuum mundi Redemptorem constituisti. ac ejus sanguine placari voluisti : concede, quaesumus, salutis nostrae pretium solemni cultu ita venerari, atque a presentis vitae malis ejus virtute defendi in terris ; ut fructu perpetuo laetemur in coelis. Per eundem Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Let us renew our prayers, this last Friday, for the wellbeing of our holy Order, and for the strength in a time of trial for our beloved Religious members, who through all their human frailty, have dedicated their lives to our sanctification.

Let us place in God's saving hands especially the constitutional reform of our Order taking place at this time, and ask him not to forget the graces merited by so many of our predecessors over the last 900 years, but to renew us in strength, for our sanctification, and for the glory of His Redeeming Son whom we serve in Our Lords the Poor.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. 
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.