As this new liturgical year begins, I want to bring this back up to the readership’s awareness. I think this is an extremely important apostolate.. specially right now. It’s an older post.
In a nutshell, 7 women and perhaps a couple alternates, commit for 1 year to 1 hour of prayer for 1 priest each week. Hence, there is a lady on Monday, one on Tuesday, etc., ideally in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
In some cases, though this is not obligatory, the priest or bishop may not even know who they are.
There are good resources at their site.
I received a note from them:
It’s been a little over a year since we started our Seven Sisters group for you. The prayer commitment period for each Sister is for one year.
I recently received a message that one of the Tuesday persons is going to start praying for a different priest in Melbourne. She may actually be able to start a group there. As there is another person praying for you that day, you are covered. However there will soon be a vacancy on Sunday.
So I wonder if you might mention the Seven Sisters Apostolate again and that there is a vacancy in your prayer group. They should contact Janette Howe at the Apostolate website sevensistersapostolate.org and we can do the rest, finding out if they can do a Sunday or even double up on any of the other days.
[J] says every time you mention Seven Sisters she get a boatload of inquiries so that is good, your blog is spreading these Holy Hours for priests worldwide.
This post is absolutely and blatantly self-serving! I think there has been an impact of this group over the last year. I am grateful to all of them who participated on my behalf.
It seems particularly appropriate to post this today, the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Perhaps some of you readers might, in your goodness, consider doing this, for me and for other priests as well.
I am not sure if there was ever another person to cover that day, for me. However, if any of you are moved to form a group for your local priest or bishop then… my work here is done.
Contact Seven Sisters. HERE