Articles and Writings: May 2004 Archives

On-going Discussion


A Precious Blood Companion reports they took the article from my blog and used it for their meeting on Monday, May 24th, The Feast of Mary Help of Christians. I am delighted. I offer their experience as a vehicle for on-going discussion.

The article is here.

This is what our Precious Blood Companions did:

We started with Evening Prayer II from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When we had prayed the psalms and listened to the reading, we turned to your article on the Madonna of the Precious Blood to which I added three reflection questions.

1. How does the Blood of Christ draw you to a relationship with Mary?
2. What kind of response does the image of Mary as the Madonna of the Precious Blood inspire in you? (I also brought copies of the various images that appeared on your blog.)
3. What does it mean to you to be a "living chalice"?

We took 10-15 minutes for everyone to read the article silently and reflect on it. We had a lively conversation - good sharing and then we ended with the Magnificat, some intercessions, the Our Father and closing prayer and a blessing from Fr. Joe.

Keep the discussion going. How about responding to one of their questions in the comments?

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It is still May

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This is the image that St. Gaspar took with him on every mission.

This is a photo of the original painting after it was restored. It hangs in the St. Gaspar Museum, Albano, Italy.

This is a modern statue. It stands in the Cloister at Abbey of San Felice, Giano 'del Umbria, Italy. San Felice is the Motherhouse of the Precious Blood Missionaries.

This image hangs in the Precious Blood Spiritual Center, Columbia, PA

This image is from Peru. It hangs in the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, O'Fallon, MO.

This statute stands in the Province Center, Pacific Province, San Leandro, CA

This is a wood carving that sits on my desk here in Chicago. I purchased the statute in 2001 in a little gift shop that is on the roof of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

This is a embroidered banner. It hangs in my bedroom and it travels with me on every mission.

Here is my latest article for Precious Blood Family. This month it is on the Madonna of The Precious Blood.

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Te Deum II

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Te Deum I


For several years now I have been writing articles on Precious Blood Saints for Precious Blood Family. One year they asked me to compose these along the lines of the saints referred to in St. Gaspar's 1827 Te Deum-like litany found in the letter to Fr. Santelli. So the next six articles posted here will be from that series:

Here is the first one:

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Finding stuff


One of the things about moving is the opening of boxes, tossing the stuff you don't need any more, organizing, downsizing, etc.

Then there's the stuff you haven't thought about in a long time. You find this disk and go, "what is this?"

Well, I have been trying lately to find all the articles that I wrote for Precious Blood Family and put them in one place. I cannot remember them all. Well I opened these magazines at the bottom of a box and discovered I had written articles on St. Paul and St. Irenaeus. I cannot find them anywhere on disk, probably the result of general computer meltdown when I moved to Chicago three years ago. Gateway finally replaced that computer and it was a piece of trash too. I have Dell now and it has served me well for two+ years. Anyway, there are a bunch of articles I wrote out there on some dead hard drive. I may type in the two articles I found and include them with the one's on my side bar eventually.

Anyway, I also found an old article I wrote in '97 for the Wine Cellar, an occasional magazine from the Kansas City Province.

The article is on Corporate Precious Blood Prayer.


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This one is on St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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This article is on St. John Chrysostom.

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I found a bunch of articles in an old directory. Some of them have already been posted to this site, but three of them have not. So I will post them here and then provide links in the sidebar under articles.

This first one is on St. John Fisher.

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This is another article written for Precious Blood Family

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St. Catherine


I was looking for this article the other day when we celebrated her feast. Today, when looking for something else, I found my article on Catherine. It was written for a series on Precious Blood Saints for the Precious Blood Family magazine.

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Mariology in the Fathers of the Second Century

The Paper was written for a History class back in 1979. The Photo is of a Statue of the Madonna of the Precious Blood that stands in an alcove on the second floor of the Cloister at the Abbey of San Felice in Giano, 'del Umbria, The Foundation House of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

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  one of Fr. Keyes' photos

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