Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.)
The Missionaries of the Precious Blood were founded by
Saint Gaspar del Bufalo on August 15, 1815. The official title,
Congregatio Missionariorum Pretiosissimi Sanguinis Domini Nostri Jesus Christi
is rendered in English, Congregation of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood--abbreviated, C.PP.S.. Primary to Gaspar's idea of the Congregation was the preaching of missions, to invigorate a Church which had grown weak under the reign of Napoleon. The venerable
John Merlini was responsible for much growth of the congregation in Europe. Later, in 1843,
Fr. Francis de Sales Brunner and a small group of missionaries came to America at the invitation of Bishop Purcell of Cincinnati, Ohio to
minister to the German immigrants in western Ohio.
More recently a paper Who Are We? What do We Stand For? Reflections on the Mission of Saint Joseph's College, authored by Bishop William Higi and two faculty members, Dr. John Nichols and Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S., describes more about the C.PP.S. sponsorship at Saint Joseph's College.
The symbol of the C.PP.S. that is most often seen is the Cup and Cross
Find out more about the contemporary C.PP.S.
Currently the Missionaries of the Precious of the Cincinnati Province strive to live out the vision of St. Gaspar in these numerous forms of ministry.
Some C.PP.S. Links
The C.PP.S. Generalate in Rome - world wide headquarters of the C.PP.S.
You can also find out more about the various religious congregations dedicated to the Precious Blood at the Precious Blood Leadership Conference.
To read a little bit more about the work of the C.PP.S. at Saint Joseph's College, click here. If you have any questions about the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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