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

RESOURCES

Article:

 Spiritual motherhood for priests: a 'vocation within a vocation', 

St. Louis Review, July 9, 2014.


From the Congregation for Clergy at the Vatican (www.clerus.va):

Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity
2007 pdf edition (FREE online)  - the booklet that inspired this Apostolate!   Stories that
   witness to the fruitfulness of prayers and sacrifices of women down through the centuries
   for bringing forth holy vocations to the priesthood, and the great need in our own time 
   for feminine souls to spiritually, maternally nourish our dear priests.
2012 print edition includes practical prayers and can be ordered from:
   Roman Catholic Books   Phone: (970) 490-2735



                                                          Dom Mark Daniel Kirby O.S.B.                 (interviewarticle and blog)

We encourage all to pray this daily: Morning Offering for Priests
A Little Catechism on Spiritual Mother for PriestsBrochure in printable pdf form 
A Little Catechism on Spiritual Motherhood for Priests ,link Voltus Christi web site.

has a beautiful, informational website with church teachings and the theology of spiritual maternity;
founded by Father Joseph Aytona, CPM, of the Fathers of Mercy. 
Fr. Aytona's Cenacle Holy Hour Booklet  may be downloaded and used for a holy hour of prayer for priests.
Other materials explaining spiritual motherhood can be viewed and downloaded.


Website of a Eucharistic apostolate of prayer and catechesis to support priests, established with formal support of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, to magnify their worldwide initiative for the sanctification of priests and spiritual maternity.  

Mary Gannon Kaufmann

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration - Charlotte, NC
Song/video: Woman Beneath the Cross  about what it means to be a woman in union with priests, by the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration at St. Joseph Monastery and accompanied by their slide show. 


BOOK SUGGESTIONS

To My Priests” by Concepcion de Armida
The Sacred Heart and the Priesthood” by Mother Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche
Mary and the Priestly Ministry” by Fr. Emile Neubert
Mothers of Priests” by SCJ Fr. Robert Quardt
St. Monica:  The Power of a Mother’s Love” by Giovanni Falbo
Maurice and Therese:  The Story of a Love” by Patrick Ahern
Praying for Priests:  A Mission for the New Evangelization” by Kathleen Beckman
Awakening a Life-giving Heart:  Insights for Women who Pray for the the Church” by Mary Kaufmann

Mother of the Savior:  And Our Interior Life” by Fr. Reginold Garrigou-Lagrange OP
Full of Grace” by Johnette Benkovic
"Preparation for Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary" by St. Louis Grignon de Montforte
33 Days to Morning Glory” by Fr. Michael Gaitley
The Privilege of Being a Woman” by Alice von Hildebrand
Essays on Women” by Edith Stein (a/k/a St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD)
My Sisters the Saints” by Colleen Carroll Campbell
Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture” by Teresa Tomeo
Discovering the Feminine Genius” by Katrina J. Zeno
Eternal Woman” by Gertrud von le Fort

The Priest is Not His Own” by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Christ:  The Ideal of the Priest” by Dom Columba Marmion
The Priest in Union With Christ” by Reginold Garrigou-Lagrange
Priests for the Third Millenium” by Archbishop Timothy Dolan (now Cardinal)
Many are Called:  Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood” by Scott Hahn
Called by Name:  The Inspiring Stories of 12 Men Who Became Catholic Priests” by Christine Mugridge
Be to Me a Father and a Priest” bu Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas
The Grace of Ars” by Fr. Frederick Miller
The Shadow of His Wings:  The True Story of Fr. Gereon Goldmann, OFM
Journal of a Soul:  The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII” by Pope John XXIII
The Grunt Padre:  Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, Vietnam, 1966-1977” by Fr. Daniel L. Mode

The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas a Kempis
Prayer Primer:  Igniting a Fire Within” by Thomas DuBay
Fire Within” by Thomas DuBay
"Consoling the Heart of Jesus" by Fr. Michael Gaitley
Prayer for Beginners” by Peter Kreeft
Intercession:  A Guide to Effective Prayer” by Sr. Ann Shields
The Little Oratory:  A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home” by David Clayton