We are pleased to announce that our speaker, Father John McCusker, O.S.B.
has taken on the role of Chaplain for the Apostolate of Spiritual Motherhood 
for the Sanctification of Priests in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.


Listen to Fr. John's talk at this  YouTube link

Women Praying for Priests
as Mary Prayed for the Apostles

speaker:  Fr. John McCusker, O.S.B
on the Solemnity of 
The Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Saturday, December 8, 2018
St. Louis Abbey / St. Anselm Parish
Parish Centre Auditorium - 530 S Mason Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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.
   REGISTER for this FREE event  here        Download flyer here.    For more information, click here
   Presentation, prayers for priests, adoption ceremony, refreshments fellowship


We are being hosted at no charge by St. Louis Abbey / St. Anselm Parish,
and there is no charge for our speaker, Father John McCusker O.S.B. 
So please consider offering a DONATION to the parish in gratitude.
     At our Dec. 8 Morning With Mary, Father John will talk about how the Blessed Virgin Mary supported the mission of her son and then the Apostles through her prayers and sacrifice, and how today, in this time of special need for priests, the Holy Spirit is giving this same charism to lay and religious women, with great intensity.
     Father John is a Benedictine monk who was ordained as a priest of the Order of St. Benedict in 2015 and now serves at The St Louis Priory School as Assistant Director of Admissions and Theology Department Chair. He earned a B.A. in History and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a M.Div., S.T.B., from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. 
     Father John grew up in St. Louis, attended Ste. Genevieve du Bois Parish and grade school, and The St. Louis Priory. He is the third of four children, with two brothers and one sister. Father John first thought about becoming a monk in 7th grade theology class at The Priory, and now as a priest, feels a strong call to intercede for his fellow priests.      
Read more of his story here.

Register by Monday, December 3

Register on-line (preferred) by clicking HERE, or Email smfpstl@gmail.com, or Call 314-275-0890.
  •  Please consider bringing fruit, baked goods or juice to share. Sign Up here.
  •  If you can assist with Sign-in, Information, set-up and/or clean-up, please Sign Up here
      or call Joanie at 314-275-0890.

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

All are welcome to join the Benedictine Community of St. Louis Abbey in the Abbey Church for 
9:00 am Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

SPIRITUAL MOTHERHOOD PROGRAM - in St. Anselm Parish Centre Auditorium
10:00 am - Sign-in, pick up name tags and take 
10:15 am - Talk, preceded by Introduction to Spiritual Motherhood for Priests & Instructions for the day
11:30 am - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Litany & other Prayers for Priests
                 Commitment Ceremony of Spiritual Mothers adopting a St. Louis priest
12:30 am - Benediction to End Spiritual Motherhood Program
(Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until 1 pm to honor the Dec. 8 "Hour of Grace")

Please extend our invitation to this day of formation & prayer for spiritual mothers of priests to all your women friends, family and church groups. 

Click here for the 
Dec. 8 event flyer Please download, print, share and post it in your church and adoration chapels.