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Spiritual Motherhood for Priests

The vocation to be a spiritual mother for priests is hardly unknown, barely understood and consequently, rarely lived too little although fundamental and vitally important. It is a vocation that is often hidden, not apparent to the human eye, but intended to transmit spiritual life.

Pope John Paul II, convinced of this, founded a cloistered convent in the Vatican where nuns would pray for his intentions as Supreme Pontiff.

A priest in the diocese of Arlington attributes their success in fostering vocations to the presence of the Poor Clares Monastery in Alexandria, where the nuns constantly pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. He says “They are very dear to the heart and soul of the diocese…this spiritual aspect must always be present if any success in vocations is to be expected or even hoped for”.

Vocations Guide to Priesthood


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