I am excited to share today’s episode of the podcast with you! It features one of my favorite people–my beloved cousin Jodi–and discusses a SUPER important topic: Praying for Priests. But, instead of just generally trying to inspire you to pray for priests (which we all should be doing) this episode discusses a super specific and wonderful way to REALLY support the priests that serve you.
But first, a little backstory. Jodi, the wonderful Catholic lady joining me for this episode, is my cousin, a dear friend from college, and our hosts whenever we are in the Twin Cities. She really is terrific. We stayed with her before flying out to Fatima just a few weeks ago. On that visit Jodi shared briefly about a ministry she was part of to pray for priests, and I just had to have her on the podcast to share it with all of you.
The ministry is called Seven Sisters Apostolate. The ministry was started by a women in the Arch Diocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul. She is the mother of a priest and, like many of us, she was really wondering how she could support priests better. And so she developed the Seven Sisters Apostolate. Basically, the ministry supports priests through 1 hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament each day. Thus, seven women form a group to support 1 priest, each committing to 1 hour of adoration to pray for that priest each week.
Although this is the gist, the website (http://sevensistersapostolate.org) offers a lot more support for starting this ministry.
This is also a wonderful book that will help you pray for priests: Praying for Priests with St. Therese.
But, even if you are unable to support your priests through an hour of adoration each week, please take seriously your responsibility to pray for them. We need our priests and they need our prayers to survive the attacks they are constantly under.
Thanks for listening!
Your sister in Christ,