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Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Precious Blood of Jesus

July 1

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Both halves of the year, in January and July, begin with the commemoration of the Precious Blood of Jesus. January 1 is the feast of the Circumcision, when the Precious Blood of Jesus was first shed. July 1 is the commemoration of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus as it is preserved in all Catholic churches at the hour of Mass. The Precious Blood of Jesus was given to Him to divinize by Mary, the Mother of God. Between Jesus and Mary there was a perpetual interflow of blood for nine months when He was a Child in her womb. Anyone can see how divinized Mary became by this interchange of blood for nearly a year. Everyone who wishes to become a son of God the Father, as he becomes by Sanctifying Grace, must also become a child of Mary the Virgin, by receiving in his mouth the Blessed Eucharist which is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. All the saints of the Old Testament, when their bodies rise from the grave on the Last Day, will receive the Precious Blood of Jesus.
Our Lord said of the chalice which contained His Precious Blood at the Last Supper, "I will not drink of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the Kingdom of My Father." The Kingdom of God the Father, Whose sons we divinely by adoption, is also the Queendom of Mary the Virgin, whose children we must incarnately become in order to enjoy the happiness of Heaven forever.

Saint Aaron (Fifteenth Century B.C.)

Aaron was chosen by God to be the first High Priest of the Old Law. Aaron was the brother of Moses and Miriam. He belonged to the tribe of Levi, the clerical(Levitical) tribe of the Jews. Aaron lived fourteen hundred years before the coming of Christ. Aaron was the ancestor in blood and in priestly lineage of Saint Zachary, the father of Saint John the Baptist. Saint Elizabeth, the mother of Saint John the Baptist — who gave us the second invocation in the Hail Mary, "Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb" — was, as we are
told in the Gospel of Saint Luke, "one of the daughters of Aaron." Aaron died, and was buried on a mountain (Mount Hor) just outside the Promised Land. Aaron as a priest was a type of
what Jesus was to be. That is why he is honored among the saints. Jesus is the sole High Priest of the New Law. He gave us His Precious Blood in sacrifice at the Last Supper. And in the
Sacrament of Holy Orders, administered by Catholic bishops — the successors of the Apostles — Jesus has given us the true priesthood of our day. Aaron's priesthood perished on the first
Good Friday with the rending of the veil of the Temple of

Jerusalem. In the year 70 A.D., with the total destruction of the Temple, Aaron's credentials were no more.



Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Thanks for sharing this information. Wishing you a happy Fourth!

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