The Seven Sisters
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 is their parish pastor; the intention is directed towards the office of the shepherd more than the individual. This ministry is being formed at St. Michael to pray for our Pastor, Fr. Tim. Once we have all seven women praying for our Pastor, we will begin additional teams of Seven Sisters to pray for our Vicars. A Seven Sisters group begins when at least seven women respond to a call to the mission of the apostolate. The coordinator of the group is known as the Anchoress; at St. Michael the Anchoress is Caron Gorman. 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. If unable to arrange a substitute, the member should contact the Anchoress for assistance.
The Holy Hour is 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. Thus, one can remain faithful to the commitment when traveling, when a parish does not offer Perpetual Adoration, or when there is limited access to a particular church. You can learn more about this apostolate for women at https://sevensistersapostolate.org.
If you are sensing the Lord calling you to participate in this apostolate, please e-mail us with name, telephone number and email address here. Once we have all seven women, we will have in introductory meeting and prayer, select the prayer day that works best for each, and choose the date to begin!