40th Anniversary of Lay Associates of the Priesthood!

A Handmaid External Apostolates, Lay Associates of the Priesthood, News

Although the Handmaids of the Precious Blood have been praying and sacrificing for priests since their foundation in 1947, formal programs sharing this Handmaid charism with the outside world didn’t begin until the 1970s. It began first by encouraging other priests, religious and deacons to adopt a priest by name in 1974 which was the start of the Confraternity of Mary, …

Submit A Priest For Adoption

Do You Know A Priest You Would Like To Be Adopted In Prayer? The Handmaids of the Precious Blood pray for every priest but through our external prayer apostolates we invite Catholics everywhere to adopt individual priests for the focus of daily prayer. Well over 30,000 adoptions have taken place since we began. Typically we use the United States Catholic …

Adopt A Priest

Want to Adopt a Priest? ADOPT A PRIEST? WHO ME? Any practicing Catholic may do so. It is our practice to maintain anonymity between the priest and the person praying for him.  HOW DO I ADOPT A PRIEST? Please specify your preferences (regular U.S.P.S. mail or email) and we will send you your priest’s first name as soon as we can. …

Sharing This Vision With You

We Invite Everyone to Join us in Strengthening the Priest, A Living Chalice of the Precious Blood We Have Three Ways to Help Priests: By Simple Spiritual Adoption Of Priests: Laypeople: Lay Associates of the Priesthood Priests, Deacons, Religious: Confraternity of Mary, Mother of Priests By a More In Depth Sharing in the Mission and Charism of the Handmaids of …

This photo was taken in 1977 at the funeral of our second Mother General, Mother Bernadette, HPB. Father is standing with Mr. and Mrs. Pullano who later joined one of the prayer apostolates for priests that Father Hardon encouraged the Handmaids to start, the Lay Associates of the Priesthood.

Servant of God John A. Hardon, S.J.

The Servant of God John A. Hardon, S.J. A Man Named John, Sent By God (Text excerpts presented with the kind permission of the Institute on Religious Life. This short article was first published in their magazine Religious Life, March/April 2010 issue. Visit IRL’s website.) When their beloved Founder died unexpectedly from a heart attack in 1969, the Handmaids of the …