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 the Precious Blood
- Everyone: Oblates of the Precious Blood (see below for new information)
“In strengthening the priest you strengthen the whole Church….
Strengthen the priest and you strengthen the whole foundation,
you strengthen everything in the Church.”
Fr. Gerald, s.P., Founder
Handmaids of the Precious Blood
One does not need to be a nun to offer every aspect of one’s life for the sanctification of God’s anointed ones. Anyone can pray and sacrifice for priests, which is why we began our prayer associations to allow those outside our cloister to join us in spirit before Our Lord in the Monstrance praying for His priests.
Confraternity of Mary, Mother of Priests
The Confraternity of Mary, Mother of Priests began in the summer of 1974. It welcomes priests, religious, and deacons to spiritually adopt their own priests. There are no meetings, fees or dues. Just daily prayer for a specific priest. Since 1974 it is estimated that over 7,000 Confraternity Members have adopted a priest.
Lay Associates of the Priesthood
Lay Associates of the Priesthood began as an expansion of the Confraternity of Mary, Mother of Priests program in February 1975 to allow the laity to also spiritually adopt a priest and has since registered over 30,000 members. There are no meetings, fees, or dues. Just daily prayer for a specific priest.
If you would like to spiritually adopt a priest (or priests) through either of these programs, please send us your name and address using our Adopt A Priest contact form.
Oblates of the Precious Blood
Our Oblate of the Precious Blood prayer association is in the process of revision and updating. Please send us your contact information and we will get in touch with you once we have completed that process.