PRAYER MEETINGS & EVENTS  - Upcoming and Past

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


Join our spiritual mothers praying for priests.
See details & contact information on Weekly meetings page.

St. Clement of Rome Church  in Des Peres, MO 63131
Thursday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am -- Holy Hour & Formation Meeting
(EXCEPT 3rd Thursdays each month -- meet at Archdiocesan Vocation Office)

Annunciation Parish  in Webster Groves, MO 63119 
Thursday, 8:30 am - prayers for the sanctification of priests (15 min.)

Ascension Parish  in Chesterfield, MO 63005  
Thursday, 2 pm -- Holy Hour for Priests: Rosary, litany, prayers

Holy Infant Church  in Ballwin, MO 63021 
First Sunday, 3 pm -- Holy Hour for Priests: Rosary, litany, prayers 
First Monday, 9 am -- Holy Hour for Priests: Rosary, litany, prayers 

Prayer Warriors for Priests  in the St. Charles Deanery  
** location rotates among 4 parishes  **
2nd Saturday, 10 am -- 35 minutes of prayer + 25 minutes of discussion/fellowship.

St. Anselm  in Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Fourth Thursdays at 7 pm -- Holy Hour for Priests 
Adoration, meditation on Sunday scriptures, Rosary, litany and other prayers.
St. Angela Merici Church  *Temporarily Suspended - expected to resume at end of May 2019*
in Florissant, MO 63034 - weekday Mornings after 8 am Mass -- Holy Hour for Priests: Rosary, litany, prayers


Contact us about how you can organize similar Holy Hours in your area. 
We will happily assist you.



"To do My work, to extend the reign of love, priests themselves must be full of love, 
and they must come to My Heart to draw it."
Sharing in God's Love for His Priests
based on the life and writings of Venerable Louise Margaret Claret 
de la Touch, Visitation nun and spiritual mother for priests
WHEN:     June 28, 2019
                Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
                and the World Day of Prayer for
                               the Sanctification of Priests
WHAT:    Evening Holy HourHoly Mass and Presentation 
               with Fr. Kristian Teater, Celebrant & Speaker
WHERE:    at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
                     5200 Glennon Drive, Shrewsbury, MO 63119
                                      Registration and details here

"My priest is My other self;  I love him, but he must be holy."

Father Kristian Teater,
 a priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, was ordained in 2000. His educational background includes: 
   - priestly studies at the Pontifical North American College in RomeItaly
   - Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
   - Licentiate in Moral Theology, Pontifical Higher Institute of Moral Theology, Alphonsianum, Rome. 
        Fr. Teater earned a Doctorate from the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality, Teresianum, in Rome; his thesis was titled, "According to My Heart: A Study of the Sacred Heart and the Priesthood by the Venerable Louise Marguerite Claret de la Touche (1868-1915) within the context of her Spiritual Life."  
       From July  2007 to 2009 he worked as the Postulator for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God John Anthony Hardon, S.J., in the (Arch)diocese of St. Louis.
For the past several years, he has been a Formation Advisor and Assistant professor of Spiritual Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

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Women Praying for Priests
as Mary Prayed for the Apostles

presented by Reverend John McCusker, O.S.B.
celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
on Saturday, December 8, 2018

at St. Louis Abbey / St. Anselm
Parish Centre Auditorium - 530 S Mason Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141
   - Presentation, prayers for priests, adoption ceremony, refreshments & fellowship
  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.

To read more about this event, click here.

We are grateful to Father Aytona for taking time away from his community in Kentucky to come share his theology of spiritual motherhood. His love and devotion to our blessed Mother were evident and are to be emulated.  We also thank Our blessed Lord and His most holy mother who gathered women from over 25 parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis for this grace-filled morning in support of our priests.

A Morning with Mary, Mother of Priests 
on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - June 9, 2018
at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Shrewsbury, Missouri
Featuring Reverend Joseph Aytona, CPM,
- itinerant preacher with the Fathers of Mercy
and founder of Spiritual Motherhood Sodality
2 Conference Talks: 1) Mary, Mother of Priests
                                     2) Spiritual Motherhood & the Renewal of the Church

Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary & other prayers, Spiritual Adoption of Priests,
Followed by Noon Pot Luck Luncheon

To read more about this event, click here


Thank you to the women who joined us & all who assisted.
Over 100 women and men attended the parish First Saturday Mass 
with Blessing of Throats for the feast of St. Blase, 
50 women were present for the talk, Rosary and prayers, 
with 23 new women signing up to adopt a St. Louis priest.
A Morning with Mary, 
Mother of Priests
Talk by  Msgr. Matthew Mitas:
+ "Your Mother and Your Brothers Are Here"
and prayers for priests
 First Saturday,  February 3, 2018
at St. Angela Merici Parish in Florissant, MO     map 
To read more about this event, click here
"What a blessing on June 24...  such a powerful morning...  
I could feel the love and the commitment 
the women who attended had for our priests."
Comment from a new spiritual mother for priests

We thank our Blessed Mother for this beautiful gathering of spiritual mothers for priests, and Fr. Elliot, who prayerfully prepared such inspiring talks. The pastor, staff and the lovely Legion of Mary women welcomed us and took care of all the luncheon set-up and clean-up. We are grateful to them and to all who came to pray and share food and Christian fellowship.
A Morning with Mary, Mother of Priests
celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
on Saturday, June 24, 2017
at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 
in New Melle, Missouri   map
2 Talks presented by Reverend Timothy Elliott:
 +  "Holy Mary, Our Spiritual Mother"                  
 +  "Our Lady of Fatima, Our Heavenly Mother"
plus prayers for priests

To read more about the event, click here.
Once again, our event was lovely. Our Lord and our Lady truly blessed us with the hospitality of the Lourdes ladies, the heartfelt presentation and prayers of the pastor Father Jim Theby, a blessing with the first class relic of the visionary St. Bernadette, and for each woman a small bottle of water from the miraculous spring at Lourdes. Thank you to all who assisted.  May God be glorified and sanctify His priests!

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

55 people were present at the Mass. 49 women attended our prayer event, including moms of 4 St Louis priests.  The Holy Spirit moved the hearts of 31 new women to formally adopt a St. Louis priest through us, bringing us up to 300 adoptive Spiritual Mothers for our archdiocesan priests.  Around 40 stayed afterwards for refreshments.  A few are planning to start new prayer cenacles for priests.

To read more about the event, click here.

Mary and Thérèse, 
  Spiritual Mothers for Priests
presented by Reverend Rodger Fleming, Pastor
On the feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
First Saturday, October 1, 2016
at St. James Church  in Potosi, Missouri 

Listen to Fr. Fleming's talk by clicking here: introduction,  part 1,  part 2,  part 3
16 more women adopted a St. Louis priest through us, bringing us up to 266 spiritual mothers formally committed
 to cover our 338 Archdiocesan priests.  40+ women attended our prayer event.
To read more about the event, click here.

Thanks be to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother for another joyful 
and Spirit-filled event, for the glory of the Father, 
and for the sanctification and support of our priests.

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

35 more women adopted a St. Louis priest through us, bringing us up to 246 spiritual mothers formally committed to cover our 340 Archdiocesan priests.  90+ women attended our prayer event, 12 assisting with registration, greeting, and hostessing the lunch, where  50+ spiritual mothers shared in a delicious potluck assortment of food and drinks
Deo gratias!

To read more about the event, click here.

On December 12, 2015 around 100 women attended our prayer event
and 30 more Spiritual Mothers adopted a St. Louis priest.
To read more click.

A Morning with Mary, Mother of Priests
 presented by Reverend Mark Chrismer
on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 12, 2015
at St. Joseph Cottleville Parish in St. Charles, Missouri

"Thank you so much. It was just beautiful, beautiful event this morning, 
and it was just fantastic. love love love love it.  I love what you're doing.  
When these events are offered at other parishes I will try to make it.  
I just thank you and God bless you for the work that you're doing, 
and it just warms my heart very much. Thank you so much."
- Feedback from one mother of a seminarian
This event went beautifully!
All praise and honor to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of His most holy Mother!

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

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We praise God for a wonderful
Evening of Inspiration and Prayer 
on the Sacred Heart and the Priesthood
on June 27th, 2014
at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Brentwood, Missouri
with presentation by Reverend Christian Teater
At this event, we launched our formal program of Spiritual Adoption of Priests by Spiritual Mothers
on the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

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