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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ST. GASPAR: Founder of the Society of the Precious Blood

St. Gaspar founded the Society of the Precious Blood in Giano, Italy, on August 15, 1815. Here, in the 10th century abbey of San Felice, our founder opened the gates of an ardent devotion to the Precious Blood of Christ. ...

... St. Gaspar brought devotion to the Blood of Christ out of the sanctuary and into the streets. His preaching was rooted in the saving act of Christ on the cross and so he carried the crucifix close to his heart. Indeed, the mission cross became the symbol of the newly formed community.

Text courtesy of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Click this link Saint Gaspar to read the complete article.

Picture taken at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, Ohio.

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