Lord, Father of our human family,
you created all human beings equal in dignity:
pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit
and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter,
dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies
and a more dignified world,
a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war.
May our hearts be open
to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty
that you have sown in each of us,
and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects,
and shared dreams. Amen.
"Redemisti nos, Domine, in sanguine tuo... You have redeemed us, o Lord, with your Blood."
We, the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood, honour in a special way the Blood of Christ, through which he redeemed ALL people, from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. (Revelation 5:9-10) Inspired by our Founder, Abbot Francis Pfanner, join us in praying and singing his daily prayer:
O you Saints of Almighty God
obtain for me the grace I need,
this I ask through the Precious Blood
of my Redeemer Jesus Christ.
- Always to do the will of God, to be united to God I pray. Refrain
- To do everything for the love of God, to think of nothing but of God I pray. Refrain
- To seek in all things the glory of God, to realize my own nothingness I pray. Refrain
- To keep a spirit of recollection, to recognize better the will of God. Refrain
Daily Prayer of Abbot Francis Pfanner (1825-1909)
Music & Video by Sr. Jackline Mwaka, CPS (East African Province)
Mother Paula Emunds, Co-Foundress
8 January 1865 - 21 May 1948
1. A valiant woman strong and true,
2. Christ’s Precious Blood, her priceless treasure,
3. God is my Father, I’m God’s child,
4. In loving union with our God,
Text: Marian Maskulak, cps
Sung by: CPS Generalate - 20 May 2020, Rome, Italy
Abbot Francis Pfanner, Father Founder
21 September 1825 - 24 May 1909
1. Full of love for God and neighbor Francis Pfanner sought God’s way.
2. Set on fire to spread the Gospel prayer and work filled all his days.
3. As we gather round God’s table sharing life and breaking bread,
Pope Francis gave an extraordinary message “To the City and to the World” (Urbi et Orbi) on 27 March 2020 to pray for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. "We are all on the same boat" in this crisis and we cry out to Jesus as the disciples did, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?" Pope Francis reminded us of Jesus’ response to the disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” (Mark 4:40)
“Dear brothers and sisters, from this place that tells of Peter’s rock-solid faith, I would like this evening to entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Health of the People and Star of the stormy Sea. From this colonnade that embraces Rome and the whole world, may God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace. Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: ‘Do not be afraid’ (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, ‘cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us’ (cf. 1Pet 5:7).”
Urbi et Orbi Reflection of Pope Francis Full Text