Spiritual Motherhood


In 2007, the Congregation for the Clergy invited women to consider making a commitment of prayer and sacrifice for the sanctification of priests.  In our diocese many women have made a yearly commitment to pray for a particular priest, seminarian or discerner through our Spiritual Motherhood program. This includes a commitment to prayer and offerings for the priests of our diocese, who greatly need our prayers and spiritual support. 


For more information on Spiritual Motherhood, please read Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity published by the Congregation for the Clergy.  The book Praying for Priests by Kathleen Beckman and published by Sophia Press is also a wonderful resource. 



 If you would be interested in learning more about this commitment please consider joining us for: 


A Spiritual Motherhood Retreat

For more information or to register, please contact:

Maria Oszwaldowska, Office of Vocations - moszwaldowska@diorc.org or call 605-716-5214 ext. 233




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