St. Caspar founded the Missioners of the Precious Blood, and another holy soul, Blessed Mary de Mattias was inspired by one of St. Caspar's sermons to start the Congregation of Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood. St. Caspar said he would die happy if a feast were established in honor of Our Savior's Precious Blood. Just twelve years after his death, Pope Pius IX established this Feast.
It is only right that we should honor the Precious Blood of Jesus, as we honor His Sacred Heart. Jesus shed H!is Precious Blood for our salvation many times during His life: when He was circumcised, when He sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsemane, when He was scourged and crowned with thorns, when the soldiers nailed His hands and feet to the
cross, and when His heart was pierced with a sword.
Jesus shed His blood to the last drop to save us from hell. To honor the Precious Blood today we will offer to Jesus some little sacrifices