Precious Blood of Jesus
The month of July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. Pope Pius IX in 1849 established the Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus on the first Sunday of July. Later on the whole month was dedicated to it. It is important for us to inform and teach our children about how Precious is the Blood of our Lord and how our Lord poured out His blood for each of us. Let us look at some of the ways we can make this month special for our kids.
Prayer to the Precious Blood of Jesus:
We could include associated prayers during our family prayer time like the Prayer or the Litany to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus.
Draw the blessed Sacrament picture on a paper with drops of blood reminding us of Jesus and His blood which He shed for us. We also made a chalice with blood flowing from the side of Jesus to symbolize the blood of Jesus shed on the cross for us. (Check pictures below).
Participate in the Holy Mass whenever possible during the month. You can as a family honour the Precious Blood of Jesus at every Consecration. Also take out some time to learn and pray the Anima Christi prayer together as a family.
Food reminders about His Precious Blood:
Red is the symbolic colour of the month. So, get together some fruits which are red in colour like watermelons or strawberries. Eat them as it is or make a red juice and drink it.
Hope you all have a holy and prayerful July. If you wish to make the month more exciting do celebrate Grandparents Day with us.
Thanks to the contributions from Rosmin Francis Stanny.