Spiritual Motherhood of Priests
(Ottawa, Canada)

Mission Statement

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.

Upcoming Events

13th Anniversary of SMOP Conference
The event is to be held Saturday, September 28, 2024
at Holy Redeemer Parish.

Registration opening the beginning of July.
View Event

"The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of women is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women imbued with a spirit of the gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling.”

– Vatican II, Closing Speech, December 8, 1965