Spiritual Adoption of Priests!

Year for Priests Special: A Worldwide Campaign
Priests are the greatest benefactors of humanity because it is through them that Christ continues to re-enact his unique sacrifice for the salvation of humankind. It is through them that he extends his forgiving hands and opens his heart full of Divine Mercy. Called to be the living monuments of Christ’s love in the world today, the priests spend their whole life, for God and His people. They need prayer support to live heroically their priestly commitment and mission in today’s challenging world.
Spiritual adoption consists in offering up of prayers and sacrifices, during this year of priests, for a specific priest who will be assigned to you. Sign up by sending an email to adoptapriest@gmail.com if you or your family would like to adopt a priest spiritually (your name, address, country, email ID required). The priest whom you adopt will pray for you in return. More details will be provided on request when you sign up.
Priests who would like to be adopted spiritually, please write to adoptapriest@gmail.com submitting the details:  Priest’s name, address, country, year of priestly ordination, present ministry, email. You will be informed about who would be adopting you spiritually.
The aim of this ministry is to strengthen the sanctity of priests through spiritual adoption by religious and lay people. We want to let every Catholic priest of the world know that someone has adopted him spiritually during this year of priests (June 19, 2009 to June 19, 2010) declared by Pope Benedict XVI.
How can I spiritually adopt a priest?
Adopting a priest spiritually is very simple. You can adopt a priest spiritually by offering up to God various spiritual deeds for the sanctification of a particular priest.  Given below are a few examples. Praying and interceding for the priest (see below some model prayers which could be used daily).
This is the core of spiritual adoption.
1. Praying the rosary.
2. Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
3. Participation in the Eucharist.
4. Offering Masses for the intention of the priest.
5. Making Visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
6. Making Eucharistic adoration.
7. Offering up to Almighty God your little sacrifices, sufferings, privations of life, etc for the sanctification of the priest whom you adopt.
8. Fast, abstinence, penances, mortifications, etc.
9.  Making a sincere examination of conscience and a good confession.
10.  Doing acts of reparation for the sins of the priest.
11.  Doing acts of kindness to the priest including gestures of appreciation
12.  Visiting holy places like Marian shrines, grottos, places of pilgrimage.
13.  Doing acts of charity for the needy.
14.  Speaking well of priests in spite of their imperfections.
15.  Avoid listening to and spreading gossip about priests.
Whatever you do, do it out of love for Christ and his priest.

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