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Missionaries of the Precious Blood - Western US

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We are a “Society of Apostolic Life,” priests and brothers, sharing a common mission of service to the Church, living a community life, sustained by a spirituality of the Blood of Christ. These three pillars—mission, community, and spirituality—support our life and work together.

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The Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.) are dedicated to promoting spiritual and social transformation through the message of Christ’s Precious Blood. Their ministries include parish work, education, preaching, and chaplaincies, emphasizing reconciliation and healing. They offer vocational discernment opportunities, including postulancy, novitiate, and temporary vows, for those called to religious life. Community life is central to their mission, providing a supportive environment for spiritual growth and effective ministry. Their outreach efforts address social justice issues and support marginalized communities.

Ministry Work and Mission
The C.PP.S. engage in a variety of ministries aimed at bringing the message of reconciliation and the transformative power of Christ’s Precious Blood to the world. Their work includes pastoral care in parishes, providing spiritual guidance, conducting educational programs, preaching missions, and retreats. They also serve as chaplains in hospitals, prisons, and military settings. Through these diverse ministries, the C.PP.S. address both spiritual and social needs, fostering healing, unity, and justice in the communities they serve.

Vocation and Life as a Missionary
The path to becoming a Missionary of the Precious Blood involves a thorough process of discernment and formation. Interested individuals begin with an initial inquiry and vocational retreats to explore their calling. This is followed by the postulancy, where candidates are introduced to the congregation's life and mission. The next stage is the novitiate, a deeper immersion into the spirituality and charism of the Precious Blood, focusing on the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. After completing the novitiate, candidates take temporary vows and continue their discernment and formation while engaging in active ministry.

Spirituality and Community
C.PP.S. spirituality is centered on the Precious Blood of Jesus, symbolizing redemption and reconciliation. This spirituality calls for a profound commitment to healing and unity, inspired by the sacrificial love of Christ. Community life is essential for the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. They live together in a supportive environment, sharing their lives, prayers, and mission. This communal living fosters spiritual growth and provides a strong foundation for their ministries. The sense of belonging and shared mission helps them remain faithful to their vows and dedicated to their calling.

Impact and Outreach
The Missionaries of the Precious Blood make a significant impact through their extensive outreach efforts. They are deeply involved in social justice initiatives, advocating for the rights and dignity of the marginalized and oppressed. Their ministries often focus on underserved communities, providing essential services such as education, healthcare, and pastoral care. By addressing both spiritual and social needs, the C.PP.S. work to transform lives and build just, compassionate communities. Their dedication to reconciliation and healing is evident in their efforts to bring about positive change and foster hope in the world.

For those interested in exploring a vocation with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the congregation offers various opportunities for engagement and discernment. These include vocational retreats, personal conversations with vocation directors, and live-in experiences. Through these opportunities, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of the C.PP.S. way of life and mission, and discern their path to service within the congregation.

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