Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holy Medal for Spiritual Motherhood for Priests



As a reminder of the daily commitment made by the Daughters of St. Philip Neri to pray for priests and to offer up daily sacrifices in reparation for sins against the Holy Eucharist and the Sacred Heart of Our Lord, I thought as part of one's consecration could be the reception of the following medal.  


The medal was designed by French artist Fernand Py (1887–1949). It depicts the priest vested for Mass, aided by the Church/Our Lady/the Spiritual Mother to lift the chalice to Our Lord’s pierced side, from which flows the Blood and Water. The text is drawn from the Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood: “Receive the power to offer sacrifice to God.”