Sunday, July 1, 2012

Recipes for July ~ Month dedicated to the Most Precious Blood

The month of July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood. (The Feast of the Most Precious Blood, established by Pope Pius IX in 1849, was originally celebrated each year on the first Sunday of July. Later, Pope Pius X assigned July 1 as the fixed date of this celebration.) The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.

July 1st, and All Month, Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Trad):

July 1, Bl. Junipero Serra (New):


July 3, St. Thomas the Apostle (New):

July 4, U.S. Independence Day (New):

July 4, St. Elizabeth of Portugal (New):
  • St. Elizabeth Rose Rolls
  • St. Elizabeth of Portugal (the great-neice of St. Elizabeth of Hungary) is symbolized by a crown representing sovereignty and victory over hardship.  Any of the Crown Cake Recipes in the archives would be perfect for her feast! 

July 6, St. Maria Goretti (New, Hist.):

July 11, St. Benedict (New):

July 12, St. Veronica of the Veil (Hist.):

July 12, Saints Louis and Zelie Martin (New/some places):

July 14, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (New):

July 15, St. Swithin:

July 16, Our Lady of Mount Carmel (New, Trad.):


July 22, St. Mary Magdalen (New, Trad.):

July 23, St. Brigit of Sweden (New):

July 25, St. James the Greater (New, Trad.):

July 25, St. Christopher (Trad.):

July 26, St. Anne (New, Trad.):

July 30, Blessed Solanus Casey (New):

July 31, St. Ignatius of Loyola (New, Trad.):

Precious Blood of Jesus, save us!
Sanguis Christi, inebria me!
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  1. Thank you for these monthly posts! It helps those of us who aren't very versed in the kitchen and the saints to plan ahead and think about what we need to make sure we have on hand for the month!
    They are a God-send!

  2. I second that! These monthly posts are great!