Over this past month since our first meeting I have deliberately hesitated to writing about a set rule of prayers and devotions that would be embraced by all those who are considering this vocation of Spiritual Motherhood for Priests. One of the reasons for this is to give you an opportunity to consider the essence of this "vocation within vocation" without reducing it to certain prayers said on any given day. While such prayers and devotions are definitely important, I do not want the fact that what is being held out to you is a way of life and a call to a deeper self-offering to God within the context of your daily lives and vocations. The espousal of the soul to Christ and the depth of that union is at the core of spiritual motherhood and is the source of its generativity and the promise of the fruit of your intercession on behalf of priests.
It is this self offering that is captured so beautifully in the following post about the spirituality of Fr. Doyle who was so dedicated to praying for his priests and their sanctification.
Reblogged from www.fatherdoyle.com