"You are a priest forever ...." Psalm 110:4
Mary, Mother of Priests
"Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us: obtain for us numerous and holy priests. Amen."
C O N F R A T E R N I T Y O F S P I R I T U A L M O T H E R S F O R P R I E S T S
The vocation of the priesthood and religious life is vital for the life of the world. This is the way Jesus ordained it on Holy Thursday when he instituted the Eucharist and the priesthood and when Jesus sent the Twelve Apostles out to bring Christ and His Gospel to the world.. 2000 plus years later the apostolic succession of priests continues from that first Last Supper.
It is my prayer that holy women (and yes, men too) of God will dedicate their prayers to intercede with God for vocations to the priesthood and holy priests.
If you are interested, please contact me and I will add your name to our book. Your intentions will be prayed for as you pray for God to send us numerous and holy priests. You can contact me at:
A Prayer for Priests
Oh Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of your Sacred Heart, where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let your holy love surround them from the world's contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and their everlasting crown hereafter.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us: obtain for us numerous and holy priests. AMEN.
“O priest, say this mass as
if it were your first Mass,
Say this Mass as if it were
your last mass, Say this
Mass as if it were your
Would you like to join?
The requirements for joining are simply a desire to pray and offer your vocation as wife, mother, widow, religious, or consecrated laity for priests and once a month go before the Blessed Sacrament and offer a prayer for priests. The prayers posted here are what will be used so there will be unity in our prayers. That is all that is required: (1) A desire to join
(2) Pray once a month before the Blessed Sacrament one of these prayers for priests.
Once you join, your name will be added to our book of names, and your intentions will be prayed for. You can contact me at the email address:
Another Prayer for Priests
O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and
fervent priests; for Your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for Your priests labouring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;
for Your tempted priests; for Your lonely and desolate priest;
for Your young priests;
for Your dying priests; for the souls of Your priests in purgatory.
But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted
and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.
A Prayer offering ones sons to God for the priesthood and daughters to religious life. From a true story.
The story of the town of Lu, Monferrato, Italy.
The little village of Lu, in northern Italy, is located in a rural area 90 kilometres east of Turin. It would still be unknown to this day if some of the mothers of Lu had not made a decision that had important consequences in 1881.
The deepest desire of many of these mothers was for one of their sons to become a priest or for a daughter to place her life completely in God’s service.
Under the direction of their parish priest, Msgr. Alessandro Canora, they gathered every Tuesday for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, asking the Lord for vocations. They received Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month with the same intention. After Mass, all the mothers prayed a particular prayer together imploring for vocations to the priesthood.
From the tiny village of Lu came 323 vocations:
152 priests (diocesan and religious),
and 171 nuns belonging to 41 different congregations. This confraternity is inspired by several stories such as this.
The prayer that the mothers of Lu prayed was short, simple, and deep:
“O God, grant that one of my sons may become a priest!
I myself want to live as a good Christian and want to guide my children always to do what is right, so that I may receive the grace, O God, to be allowed to give you a holy priest! Amen.”