About the Spiritual Motherhood Sodality
The Spiritual Motherhood Sodality is faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and was created for the Honor and Glory of God and the Salvation of Souls.
The Spiritual Motherhood Sodality is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title as “Mary, Mother of the Church.” The Sodality’s Feast Days are:
January 1: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
March 25: Solemnity of the Annunciation
September 15: Memorial of our Lady of Sorrows
LOVE for Priests!
From the request of the Congregation for the Clergy’s document “Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity,” the Spiritual Motherhood Sodality hopes to aid many women across the United States (and beyond) in their spiritual adoption and support of ordained priests. As they are entrusted to aid a priest, the sodality aims to instruct them in their role as being a Spiritual Mother not only for a specific priest, but to practice this special maternity within their universal call to holiness. Love for the Holy Eucharist is emphasized as the source of Spiritual Maternity, and Mary’s Fiat is honored as the prime example to say yes to God’s will, especially as a Catholic woman.
Why Spiritual Motherhood within the Church?
Spiritual Motherhood re-emphasizes the ultimate meaning of motherhood- helping others get to Heaven! It highlights the universal call to holiness specifically as a Catholic woman in Christ and is considered to be part of the New Evangelization by calling to mind: Devotion to the Holy Eucharist, Love for the Priesthood of Christ, and Mary’s Fiat.
“Let us live for souls, let us be apostles, let us save especially the souls of priests. … Let us pray, let us suffer for them, and, on the last day, Jesus will be grateful.”
–St. Therese of Lisieux
The Spiritual Motherhood Sodality is an apostolate of Family Vocation Ministries which is a non-profit (501c3) organization created to promote vocations through the sanctification of families. Please visit www.familyvocations.org for more information.
Here is a list of our Board of Directors and Clergy/Religious Advisory Board:
Fr. Joseph Aytona, CPM
Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy, Auburn, KY
Board of Directors
President/Managing Director: Jonathan Aytona
Father/Husband, Banker and Business Development Officer
Vice President: Fr. Michael Barry, SSCC
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; Founder of Mary’s Mercy Center, San Bernardino, CA
Chaplain: Fr. Christopher Subosa
St. Anthony Catholic Church, San Jacinto, CA
Spiritual Director: Fr. Benedict Chidi Nwachukwu
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Board Member: Rose Maximo
Owner and President: Delta Home Care, West Covina, CA
Board Member: Grethel Cabison
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Board Member: Richard Soto
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Clergy/Religious Advisory Board
Fr. Douglas Mosey, CSB
President/Rector of Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, CT
Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, STD
Consultant for the Institute on Religious Life; Professor at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, CT; Missionary Preacher
Fr. Greg Galvin
Vocation Director, Diocese of Norwich, CT
Sister Alma Marie, OP
Vocation Directress, Order of Preachers, Congregation of St. Rose of Lima, Hawthorne, NY
Sister Mary Jacinta, SCMC
Vocation Directress, Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Baltic, CT
Sister Mary Catharine, OP
Vocation Directress, Order of Preachers, Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Summit, NJ