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


Our Lord bestowed His bountiful grace on us and prepared a beautiful setting for the celebration of this most holy solemnity, at our local seminary where so many priests have been, and will continue to be, formed in persona Christi  to serve His Bride, the Church.  Despite a sudden thunderstorm, this gathering - which was open to men and women, adults and children - drew 79 people (62 ladies, 16 gentlemen) for the Holy Hour for Priests and the Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. For Father Teater's presentation, 67 people remained (55 ladies), and many stayed after to socialize and partake of the delicious food, treats and beverages contributed by generous attendees.  Six more women asked to adopt a priest, bringing our total ranks of adopting mothers to 458.  
May Christ in the Blessed Sacrament be forever praised, adored and loved! 

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

Friday, June 28, 2019
Evening of  Prayer for the Sanctification of  Priests 
.with Holy HourHoly Mass and Talk by Fr. Kristian Teater

Solemnity of the 
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary  (map)
5200 Glennon Drive, Shrewsbury, MO 63119
"My priest is My other self;  I love him, but he must be holy."
"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."
REGISTER here for this FREE event  by Monday, June 24, 2019.     Download pdf of flyer.
Registration is not necessary, but would be appreciated,  to prepare handouts. 
On-line preferred - click HERE,   or Email smfpstl@gmail.com,  or Call 314-275-0890.
  •  Please consider bringing a light refreshment to share - fruit, hors d'oeuvre, snacks, beverage.  Sign Up here.
  •  If you can assist with Set-up, Sign-in Table and/or clean-up, please  SIGN UP HERE.
      or call Joanie at 314-275-0890.

5:00 pm - Sign-in & pick up Program.  Drop off refreshment donations in the refectory.
5:30 pm - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with 
Rosary, Litany & other prayers for Priests 
6:30 pm - Benediction followed by Holy Mass for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
7:15 pm - Talk and questions
8:00 pm - Light reception (please bring something to share) 

We are being hosted at no charge by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary,
and there is no charge for our speaker,  Fr. Kristian Teater, 
So please offer a DONATION to our speaker and to the seminary in gratitude.

For questions, please email smfpstl@gmail.com or call 314-275-0890. 


       Father Kristian Teater was ordained to the holy priesthood in 2000 for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He first served as associate pastor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish and most recently as pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in St. Louis. Since 2009 he has also served at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in teaching and administrative roles, and effective June 2019 will be the Director of Spiritual Formation at the seminary. He has also been serving as spiritual director for Spirit and Truth St. Louis, a Catholic young adult group.
       As a young boy in 1985, he moved from Temple,Texas, to St. Louis with his mother, entering 6th grade at St. John the Baptist School and going on to complete high school there. For his priestly studies, he attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy, and received a Licentiate in Moral Theology from the Pontifical Higher Institute of Moral Theology, Alphonsianum, Rome. He also received a Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. In 2015, Fr. Teater earned a Doctorate from the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality, Teresianum, in Rome, with his dissertation entitled,  "According to My Heart: A Study of the Sacred Heart and the Priesthood by Venerable Louise Marguerite Claret de la Touche (1868-1915) within the context of her Spiritual Life.
“The primacy of the Eucharist is supposed to permeate everything in the priest's life. 
Above all, priesthood is about service to Christ and bringing him totally 
— body, blood, soul and divinity — to his people."
(Father Teater on the Eucharist and the priesthood)

Please extend our invitation to this evening of prayer for the sanctification of priests to all your friends, family and church groups. 

Click here for the 
promotional flyer pdf.  Please download, print, share and post it in your church and adoration chapels. 


- from "Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity," Congregation for the Clergy:

Over the course of many years, Jesus prepared the Venerable Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche for her apostolate for the renewal of the priesthood. The Lord appeared to her on June 5, 1902, while she was in adoration: 

“Praying to him for our little novitiate, I asked him to give me some souls I might form for him. He replied: ‘I will give you the souls of men.’ Being profoundly astonished by these words, the sense of which I did not understand, I remained silent…until Jesus said: ‘I will give you the souls of priests.’ Still more astonished I asked him: ‘My Jesus how will you do that?’ …Then he showed me that he has a special work to do, which is to enkindle the fire of love again in the world, and that he wishes to make use of his priests to accomplish it. ” He said to me: ‘Nineteen centuries ago, twelve men changed the world; they were not merely men, but they were priests.  Now, once more twelve priests could change the world…but they must be holy.’” Subsequently, the Lord let Louise Margaret see the outcome of the Work. “It is a special union of priests, a Work, which encompasses the whole world. … Priests who will form part of this work will undertake, among other things, to preach Infinite Love and mercy, but first his heart must be penetrated by Jesus and enlightened by his spirit of love. They must be united among themselves, having but one heart and one soul, and never impeding one another in their activities.”

Louise Margaret wrote so impressively about the priesthood in her book “The Sacred Heart and the Priesthood”, that priests believed the anonymous writer to be a fellow priest. A Jesuit even exclaimed, “I do not know who wrote this book, but one thing I do know, it is not the work of a woman!” 

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

Read more about Venerable Louise at the Infinite Love website: http://www.infinitelove.ie/index.html