Let us reflect in our hearts, on the greatness of the Holy Priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Let us wonder at the fact that the priest has been given the power, by God, to forgive sins. Let us rejoice that during the Consecration in the Mass, in the ultimate expression of love, God gives priests the power to change simple bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This calling to serve others – “in persona Christi”—is a tremendous responsibility with regard to the destiny of immortal souls. Thus, it is incumbent upon us, the lay faithful, as members of the Body of Christ, to intercede for these chosen, priestly souls.
What do Spiritual Mothers do?
Let us live for souls, let us be apostles, let us save especially the souls of priests….Let us pray, let us suffer for them, and, on the last day Jesus will be grateful.” St. Therese of Lisieux (Eucharistic Adoration For the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity, pg 30).