Apostolate of Spiritual Motherhood for the Sanctification of Priests 
in the Archdiocese of St. Louis

Talks given at past Spiritual Motherhood for Priests events

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Father Kristian Teater
Evening of  Prayer for the Sanctification of  Priests 
On the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
Friday, June 28, 2019
at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary/Shrewsbury, MO

Hear Father Teater's talk: here.
  • Sharing in God's Love for His Priests, based on the life and writings of Visitation nun and spiritual mother for priests, Venerable Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche

Reverend John McCusker O.S.B.
Mary and Spiritual Motherhood for Priests

On the Solemnity of 
The Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, December 8, 2018
at St. Louis Abbey / St. Anselm Parish in Creve Coeur, MO

Hear Fr. John's talk here:  talk
The Blessed Virgin Mary supported the mission of her son, and then the Apostles, with her prayers and sacrifice.  Today, in this time of special need for priests, the Holy Spirit is giving this same charism to many lay and religious women, with great intensity.

Reverend Monsignor Matthew Mitas
A Morning with Mary, Mother of Priests 
on the Feast of St. Blase
the First Saturday, February 3, 2018
at St. Angela Merici Parish in Florissant, Missouri

Hear Msgr. Mitas' talk.
  • Your Mother and Your Brothers Are Here

Reverend Timothy Elliott
A Morning with Mary, Our Spiritual Mother, Our Heavenly Mother
on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saturday, June 24, 2017
at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in New Melle, Missouri 63365 

Hear the Mass readings and Fr. Tom Miller's homily.
Hear Fr. Elliott's talks here:  Introduction
  • Holy Mary, Our Spiritual Mother   Part 1,  Part 2,  
  • Our Lady of Fatima, Our Heavenly Mother   Part 1,  Part 2

Reverend James Theby 
A Morning with Mary, Mother of Priests 
on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 
Saturday, February 11, 2017
at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Washington, Missouri 

Hear Fr. Theby's talk  here: part 1, part 2, part 3.

Reverend Rodger Fleming  
Mary and Thérèse, Spiritual Mothers for Priests 
on the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
on the First Saturday, October 1, 2016
at St. James Church  in Potosi, Missouri 

Hear Fr. Fleming's talk:  Introduction,  part 1,  part 2,  part 3

Reverend Michael J. Houser
Mary, Mother of Mercy, Mother of Priests 
on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 
June 4, 2016
at St. Joseph Church in Manchester, Missouri

Hear the Mass Readings and Father Houser's homily.
Hear Father Houser's talk here:  part 1 part 2part 3 conclusion

Reverend Mark Chrismer
A Morning with Mary, Mother of Priests 
on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe 
December 12, 2015
at St. Joseph Church in Cottleville, Missouri

Hear Father Chrismer's opening prayer and reflections on spiritual maternity for priests: part 1, part 2

Reverend Mark Chrismer
A Morning with Mary, Mother of Priests 
on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
June 13, 2015
at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Crestwood, Missouri

Hear the Mass readings and homily  (NOTE: readings begin at 1-minute mark).
Hear Father Chrismer's 2 talks here:

These talks were based on the Vatican document:
"Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity"
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Other audio/video

Link to song/video: Woman Beneath the Cross  - about what it means to be a woman united with priests in ministry.  Music and lyrics by the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration at St. Joseph Monastery, in Charlotte, NC. 

The meaning of spiritual motherhood, as explained by Father Joseph Aytona, CPM,  by Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, by Poor Clare nuns, Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus and others.