We are an apostolate of Catholic women, who, inspired by love for the Church and in response to her invitation for Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity (Congregation pro Clericis, Dec. 8, 2007), make a total self-offering of our lives for the sanctification of priests. We unite ourselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Eternal High Priest and His helper in the work of redemption, by anonymously spiritually adopting a priest-son. Formed in an authentic feminine spirituality we intercede for our priest-sons and for all priests in order to help them with their self-offering, prayer, and penance. We emphasize Eucharistic Adoration as a preeminent way to unite priests to the Priestly Heart of Jesus.
– Vatican II, Closing Speech, December 8, 1965