Devotion to the Precious Blood is written by Fr. Max Walz to supply instruction on this fruitful devotion. It has proven to be a valuable handbook and serviceable prayer book for all Catholics, lay and religious. One cannot fail to find in the Fountains of the Saviour, overflowing with His Divine Blood, a perennial source of deep joy and consolation for one’s own soul as well as a ransom and balm for the souls of others. The numerous meditations may be welcomed by those seeking material on the Price of our Redemption.
Veneration of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ is a devotion as old as our Holy Faith. Fr. Max Walz powerfully revisits the seven times that Christ shed His Precious Blood, poignantly reminding us just how much Jesus and His Father love us. Along the way, he illuminates the Blessed Virgin’s integral role as the “mystic vine” and illustrates how Jesus continues to pour out His Precious Blood in the sacrifice of the Mass and the administration of Sacraments.
These pages readily inspire a devotion to the Precious Blood, and Fr. Walz lays out a number of ways readers can nurture this devotion: through praying the Rosary and Chaplets dedicated to the Precious Blood, meditating on the Passion of Our Crucified Savior, and prayerfully dedicating each day of the week to one of the seven different times Christ shed His Blood.
A devotion to the Precious Blood brings with it benefits for those who practice it, the Church as a whole and even souls who have gone before us. This book is an homage to the Precious Blood. No one who reads it will ever look at Christ’s sufferings in the same way again.
“Those who are oppressed by the memory of their sins, diffident about the efficacy of their prayers or doubtful about their salvation, should experience an awakening of confidence through devotion to the Precious Blood.” –- Fr. Max Walz