The Memorare to our Lady of the Precious blood is not as well-known as the Memorare that most people know by heart.
For many who already have a devotion to the Precious Blood, this Memorare is a jewel as it emphasizes Blessed Mother’s role in our Lord’s bloody sacrifice.
Why Have a Devotion to the Precious Blood?
Fr Max Walz speaks about the fear dispelling properties of the precious blood
The devotion to the Blood of Jesus has the wonderful distinction of dispelling the fear of death, and the dread of meeting our Judge. “Having, therefore, a confidence in the entering into the holies by the blood of Christ.” (Heb. 10:19).The Glories of the Precious Blood
Our Lord does not want our servile fear, but our filial fear. Filial fear is the fear of a child in relation to his Father. He is our father, so we love and fear him.
A devotion to the precious blood, dispels servile fear.
“It is from the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ alone that our salvation comes. Out of the immensity of Its merits, out of the inexhaustible treasures of Its satisfactions, because of the resistless power of Its beauty over the justice and the wrath of God, because of that dear combination of Its priceless worth and Its benignant prodigality, we miserable sinners are raised out of the depths of our wretchedness, and restored to the peace and favor of our Heavenly Father.”The Precious Blood: The Price of Our Salvation
Why is Blessed Mother Our Lady of the Precious Blood?
The blessed mother is uniquely related to our Lord’s passion. She also dispenses the graces merited by Our Lord’s bloody sacrifice.
“Furthermore, as God called Mary to be most intimately and uniquely associated with her Priestly Son in the acquiring of grace, He also associated her with Him in the dispensing of grace. This fact is succinctly expressed by the Holy Father when he writes: “By reason of this communion and sorrow between Mary and Christ, she merited to be called most rightly the Restorer of a lost world and therefore the Almoner of all the gifts which Jesus earned for us by His Death and His Blood.Source
Since, then, Mary prepared the Priest and Victim for the bloody Sacrifice of Redemption; since with Him she offered this bloody Sacrifice; and since with Him she dispenses the graces merited by this Bloody Sacrifice, we may very appropriately call her THE MADONNA OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD.”
Mary, along with Christ, dispenses the grace that the bloody sacrifice provides.
We pray that this devotion is a blessing to you and your devotion to the Precious Blood.
Memorare to Our Lady of the Precious Blood
REMEMBER, O Lady of the Precious Blood, the sorrowful sheddings of the Blood of thy Jesus and the most bitter tears thou didst mingle with His Redeeming Blood.
In the name of the Blood of the Victim of Reparation and of thy holy tears; in the name of the seven swords which pierced thy heart, by which thou didst become the Mediatrix of all graces for the human race and the Queen of Martyrs, have pity on my soul and on all its miseries; have pity on sinners and on the innocent souls they seek to pervert; have pity on the poor, the sick, the infirm, on all their sufferings, both physical and moral; have pity on the agonizing, especially upon those who, except for thine intercession, would leave this world without being purified in the Blood of the Lamb.
It is by the Blood of thy Dying Son, by His inexpressible Sufferings, by His last plea to His Father in favor of mankind, by His ignominious Death and by the perpetuation of His Sacrifice on Catholic Altars, that I beg thee not to reject my supplications, but graciously to hear them.