The New Revised Jesus, Mary, Joseph Novena Manual was originally written for the world-wide communities of the Sisters Adores of the Precious Blood and the lay-members of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood. Similar to the Novena medal of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Novena Manual features devotions to the Precious Blood of Jesus, to Mary Immaculate from whom Jesus drew the first drops of His Precious Blood, and to St. Joseph, the guardian of Him who redeemed us by His Precious Blood.
The Novena Manual also contains a novena to Our Lady of Lourdes and a unique and beautiful novena to Our Sorrowful Mother centered around the Stations of the Cross (p. 24) among many other benefits, including:
• Prayers for before and after Communion
• A consecration to Mary
• A beautiful prayer for children before birth (p. 95)
• Prayers to pray before the exposed Eucharist
• Meditations on the Seven Bloodsheddings of Christ (p. 86)
• And much more…
The Revised Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Novena Manual is more than a list of prayers, it is a powerful tool that will teach you how to pray with confidence, contrition, fervor, and perseverance.
Small and durable, this Manual will be your constant companion in prayer, whether around the dinner table, on the road, or in the adoration chapel.
History of the Order
Portions of the Novena Manual discuss the founding of the Order of the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood. In the mid 1800’s a young girl named Catherine was convinced of her unique vocation and spent years trying to precisely define it. Finally the combined authority of the Archbishop of Montreal and Pope Leo XIII approved the world-wide Institute of the Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood. Today the Institute is composed of 17 autonomous Monasteries of the Precious Blood in the United States, Canada and Japan. They wear a distinctive religious habit consisting of a white tunic, with a red scapular over it and a red sash, from which hangs a portion bearing the instruments of the Passion. Their original mission, in the words of their foundress, Mother Catherine Aurelie, “is to pray for the salvation of the world and for an increased holiness of the clergy of the Catholic Church.”
About the Author:
The Right Reverend Monsignor Joseph F. Stedman was a well-known American priest and author from Brooklyn, NY where he attended St. Joseph's School and St. Francis College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham College before joining St. John's Seminary and being ordained in May 1921. In 1925, Father Stedman assumed the two-fold role of Chaplain for Brooklyn's Monastery of the Precious Blood and Director for the Confraternity of the Precious Blood, which operated out of its Sisters Adorers' Monastery Chapel. His writings include My Sunday Missal, with illustrations by Ade Bethune, as well as the Our Holy Faith series, the "Triple" Jesus, Mary, Joseph Novena Manual, My Daily Readings from the Four Gospels, and My Lenten Missal. At the time of his death in 1946, at age forty-eight, it was noted that more than 13 million copies of his books had been sold.