Crusade of Prayer and Reparation
for Priests in Opus Angelorum
On December 8th of 2007, the Congregation for the Clergy sent a letter to every diocesan Bishop in the world asking for a worldwide campaign to encourage souls to pray and especially make Eucharistic Adoration “in a spirit of genuine and authentic reparation and purification” for the salvation and sanctification of priests. The document also wanted to promote a renewed consciousness in the Church of the vocation to spiritual motherhood for priests. Now in 2009, the Holy Father has proclaimed a Year for Priests to encourage the lay faithful to pray that priests may “grow in intimacy with Jesus, who counts on...His ministers to spread and to consolidate His Kingdom, to radiate His love, His truth” (Homily, June 19, 2009). For many years the Opus Angelorum has sponsored the spiritual Crusade of Prayer and Reparation for Priests with precisely these objectives; it is an appeal for prayer, sacrifice and even the spiritual adoption of specific priests. Priests depend upon our prayers—they need the spiritual support of the faithful. There are two ways to participate in the Crusade for Priests:
1. You may sign up for our free bi-annual meditations on the priesthood and commit to pray in a general way on behalf of priests, remembering them especially on Thursdays, the day of the institution of the priesthood.
2. You may spiritually adopt a specific bishop, priest, seminarian or young man discerning his vocation. In this program, members will receive a free initial Crusade packet containing a suggested daily prayer for priests, a copy of the Chalice of Strength booklet, the Litany of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim and will also receive the free bi-annual Circular Letter on the priesthood. In the spiritual adoption program, we remain anonymous and support our priest by our prayers and sacrifices rather than by letters or gifts.