Victimhood and the Priesthood
In the New Testament, Jesus is not only a priest who offers up an unblemished Sacrifice, but He is also the one who is sacrificed; He is both the priest AND victim. He is the one who offers and the one who is being offered. With that being said, it is a common belief there is no Easter without Good Friday; there is no Crown without the Cross; and to add to that, there certainly is no participating in Christ’s ministerial Priesthood without participating in Christ’s Victimhood. Therefore, Spiritual Mothers identify that priests must mirror Christ’s sacrificial life within their vocation and consider it a blessing to help and assist Priests in their participation of Christ’s Victimhood. This assistance given to priests is primarily done through prayer, but can be expressed in others works of mercy. Just as our Lady and the rest of the women were at the Foot of the Cross offering up sacrifices, Spiritual Mothers do the same for priests. Therefore, spiritual mothers help the other Christ, the Alter Christus in their ministry; in their temptations, doubts, and long days; in their spiritual difficulties, and sacrifices.
“And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”