The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a Eucharistic association of women who feel called to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop.
The initial recipient when a Seven Sisters group is formed in a parish should be their parish pastor. After the pastor has a committed group, subsequent groups may be formed for others, such as the parochial vicar, a retired priest, a priest serving in a non-parish assignment, or a bishop.
The group’s intention is directed towards the office of the shepherd more than the individual. In other words, the group prays for the priest until he is reassigned, at which time his successor becomes the recipient of those prayers. This helps us to guard against an undue attachment to a certain priest.
Each member commits to a Holy Hour on a distinct day of the week, thus covering a complete week. The commitment is to that day; the Seven Sister may pray at any time on that day. If she is unable to offer her Holy Hour, she is to secure a substitute, explaining the Apostolate’s mission. The substitute need not be a woman.
The Holy Hour is ideally prayed in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament – either in an Adoration Chapel or in front of a Tabernacle – but not restricted to the parish of which the Seven Sister is a member.
This generous commitment of one hour per week of prayer is asked for a period of one year, but can remain open-ended in time as each individual discerns her call to continue.
Janette Howe, Foundress of the Seven Sisters Apostolate, will be giving a 2-Day Women's Retreat May 10-11, 2019: "In quiet and trust your strength lies" (Isaiah 30:15) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, Waverly.
Starting a Group
Read more about the Seven Sisters Apostolate in the Southern Nebraska Register.
Visit the national website: sevensistersapostolate.org for information about this Ministry of prayer for our Priests! There are forty Apostolates in our Diocese praying for Priests now. Our "mission" is 100% of our Priests to have an Apostolate praying for them by June 2018!