History has taught us the power of intercessory prayer, and nobody is in more need of our prayers than Catholic priests battling on the front lines for the salvation of souls.
Priests are called to fight evil, but they cannot fight it alone. As attacks on the priesthood intensify, you have a vital role to play in supporting priestly renewal and vocations. Those men who have answered God’s call depend upon you to wield the most powerful weapon against the evil one — prayer.
Celebrated retreat master and author Kathleen Beckman offers Church-approved ways in which you can contribute to the welfare of the Church. Priests, seminarians, consecrated religious, and laypeople will all benefit from insights into the indispensability of the Catholic priesthood, the mission of praying for priests in the context of the New Evangelization, testimonies of spiritual mothers and priests, and scriptural rosaries dedicated to priests, vocations, and reparation.
Although both men and women are responsible for priestly renewal, Kathleen explains the special vocation of spiritual motherhood of priests. This vocation is embedded with graces that enable women to work together with Our Lady and the Holy Spirit for the sanctification of priests.
Holier priests lead to a holier Church. Because prayer is a source of grace and the mother of all virtues, you can call down showers of graces upon the priesthood. The Church and her priests need your prayers now more than ever, and here you’ll find your special calling from God that must be fulfilled for the salvation of souls.
“Praying for priests is not an option; it is a holy duty and divine mandate. Kathleen Beckman strikes at the hearts of women to let loose a stream of spiritual maternity that flows into the hearts, souls, and ministries of our priests.”
Host of EWTN’s Women of Grace
“Praying for Priests is filled with insight, encouragement, and inspiration to lead both priests and laity to a more profound love of God’s priceless gift of the priesthood.”
Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.
Editor of Magnificat
“A masterful work of spiritual simplicity and richness. I recommend making this book a part of your day, every day.”
Most Reverend David D. Kagan
Bishop of Bismarck, North Dakota
“Kathleen presents practical ways to be a prayerful supporter of those in Sacred Orders who are in need of the intercession of others to successfully maneuver through the battlefield of the world.”
Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P
Titular Archbishop of Oregon City
“An eloquent reflection on the reality of the prayerful support needed by priests and bishops.”
Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of Orange, California
“Praying for Priests reminds everyone that one of the most essential works of the laity to support clergy is to pray for priests.”
Msgr. Richard Soseman
Official of the Congregation for the Clergy
“Kathleen encourages and equips all the faithful to take up the power of prayer and spiritual fellowship, and in a special way calls upon women to embrace more deeply Jesus’s invitation to become spiritual mothers for His priests.”
Msgr. John R. Cihak, S.T.D.
Official at the Holy See
“Kathleen shows us a way to make the blessings of the priesthood outshine and overpower a myriad of new challenges confronting priests today. As a priest, I am both grateful and indebted to her for the rich graces that will come through this work of prayer.”
Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith
“This book’s focus on praying for the interior renewal of priests points to the hidden fountain which is meant to strengthen the hearts of priests as they live their vocation in these challenging times.”
Fr. Richard J. Gabuzda
Executive Director, The Institute for Priestly Formation
“Through the lens of the teachings of the Church, this book demonstrates the importance of sacramental priesthood and priestly ministry. I pray it touches many hearts!”
Fr. Abbot Eugene Hayes, O. Praem., J.C.D.
St. Michael’s Norbertine Abbey (Silverado, California)
“Pastors and all priests should find this book a useful tool to encourage young men to take up the most important vocation in the Church.”
Fr. Romano Cessario, O.P.
Professor, Saint John’s Seminary (Brighton, MA)
“I am thrilled that there is now a book like this for people to use as they continue to pray for my brother priests and me. It is essential ammunition for the weapon of prayer.”
Fr. James Kubicki, S.J.
National Director of The Apostleship of Prayer
“This inspiring book is a compelling reminder to all Catholic of their sacred responsibility to pray unceasingly for our beloved priests.”
Mother Judith Zuniga, O.C.D.
Superior General, Carmelite Sisters of the most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
“This book is a treasure! It inspires and teaches us the way of spiritual motherhood through Scripture, the Church’s teachings, the saints, and personal testimony. This book has been inspired by the Holy Spirit for these times.”
Foundress of Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women
“Praying for Priests couldn’t have arrived at a better time! It is a thoughtful reflection that instructs, encourages, and inspires.”
Therese A. Polakovic
President, Endow (Educating on the Nature & Dignity of Women)
“Would that all Catholics boldly join the Blessed Virgin in lifting up, fortifying, and protecting her beloved priest-sons. Beckman not only sounds this clarion call; she leads the charge!”
Host of EWTN’s Open Line and The Good Fight
“In the wake of recent scandals in the Church, the priesthood is in need of restoration, and prayer is the vital source of healing and renewal. This holy work will soothe the wounds and revitalize the hearts of priests.”
Dr. Margarett Schlientz
Co-founder and Executive Director of the Pope Leo XIII Institute
Praying for Priests
by Kathleen Beckman
288 pages – List Price: $19.95