Seven Sisters Apostolate
The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call 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 of a Seven Sisters group 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.
A Morning Recollection sponsored by the Seven Sisters Apostolate will be held Saturday morning, September 30 at St John's Parish, 7601 Vine Street, Lincoln. Janette Howe, Foundress of the Seven Sisters Apostolate, will be our speaker. Those women currently a part of the Apostolate are encouraged to attend, and women who want to learn more about becoming a "sister" in this beautiful Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer are invited to join us.
Starting a Group
If you feel called to begin a Seven Sisters group for your parish pastor or associate, a priest serving in a non-parish setting, a retired priest, or a bishop, please contact the Seven Sisters Coordinator for assistance: Rhonda Litt 402-525-6396 (text or call),
Read more about the Seven Sisters Apostolate in the Southern Nebraska Register.
Visit the national website: sevensistersapostolate.org