1st July: - The Precious Blood
Why do we honour the Most Precious Blood of Jesus?
Because it is, as Father Faber indicates by the subtitle of his book on the subject, The Price of Our Salvation.
Our Lord died on the Cross from loss of blood. Hence his Precious Blood is in truth the instrument of our salvation.
With this thought being central to his book Father Faber explores, in his inimitable manner, all the implications of the Precious Blood of Jesus in our lives - its mystery and necessity, its history and prodigality, the devotion we should have towards it, and the sway of its empire. For "it is from the Precious Blood of Jesus alone that our salvation comes".
The Precious Blood by Father Faber is therefore actually a study in our salvation, but, as with all of his books, it is more; it is also a resume of our faith and of our religion from the standpoint of this dominant insight. After this book, the reader will conclude with Father Faber that "it is out of the Precious Blood that men draw martyrdoms, vocations, celibacies, austerities, heroic charities and all the magnificent graces of high sanctity".