Praying for Priests New Edition

An Urgent Call for the Salvation of Souls


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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.

In this newly revised 2018 edition, celebrated retreat master and author Kathleen Beckman addresses the current abuse crisis facing the Church. She 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.

Included in this new edition are features, prayers, and topics such as:

  • Expanded Chapter of Prayers, Devotions, Spiritual Practices.
  • Lectio Divina at the end of each chapter.
  • Current Crisis in Church: A Spiritual Battle Begs a Spiritual Response.
  • The Ars Model: Priests, Warfare, Victory.
  • The Urgency for the Salvation of Souls.
  • “For Such a Time as This” (Esther 4:14).
  • Holy Orders: Necessity, Beauty, Challenge.
  • Priests Affect Our Growth in Holiness.
  • Mary, Priests, and Spiritual Motherhood.
  • The Role of the Laity.
  • The Church's Vision.
  • Rosary Reflections, Stations of the Cross, and Litanies of Reparation.
  • Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat.
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"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. "

Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Host of EWTN Women of Grace
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"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
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"An eloquent reflection on the reality of the prayerful support needed by priests and bishops."

Most Rev. David D. Kagan
Bishop of Bismarck, North Dakota
Fr. Robert  Spitzer, S.J., Ph. D photo

"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
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  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622827-169
  • Product Code: 7169
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: November 06, 2018
  • Categories: By Title, Prayer
My Favorite Companion Prayer Book
This updated version of the book ‘Praying for Priests’ has become my favorite prayer book and resource manual. It is filled with reflections, prayers, and guided rosary meditations that help me pray more effectively for the Church and for the sanctification of our priests.
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For Such a Time as This
This updated edition makes it especially timely and needed during the crises of scandal among our priesthood. One thing I would note is that it emphasizes a spiritual motherhood to priests at length, but certainly men can gain great inspiration from this book also.
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An appropriate subtitle
Without the priesthood, we would not have the sacraments and without the sacraments, we would not have the multitude of graces available to help make us holy. Makes this truly an "urgent call for the salvation of souls."
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