In order to keep alive our fervor in praying for priests and to strengthen our efforts in striving to make sacrifices for them, it is sometimes helpful to pray for a particular person. As part of our Crusade for Priests, therefore, we have started a Spiritual Adoption Program whereby one may adopt a specific priest, Bishop, seminarian or young man discerning his vocation by name. When praying daily for our "adopted priest", we ask Our Lord to allow these graces and blessings to flow to all priests, especially for those who have no one to pray for them.
If you wish to participate in our Spiritual Adoption Program, please send us your name and mailing address, and we will send you a specific name of a priest together with a suggested daily prayer. We ask that you offer prayers and sacrifices for that priest and for all priests. Every year on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was pronounced by Pope John Paul II to be the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests, you will receive the name of a new priest. Thursday, as the day of the institution of the priesthood, is also dedicated in a particular way to the sanctification of the priesthood. We, therefore, recommend that you offer some additional prayers and sacrifices especially on this day for priests.