The Apostleship of Prayer
In 2011, Saint Alphonsus Liguori Parish received a special visit from Father James Kubicki, S.J., a Jesuit priest from Milwaukee, Wis. and national director for the Apostleship of Prayer. Fr. Kubicki, lead us through a three-day parish mission with reflections on the Eucharist and ways in which we can come to know Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. During his time here, we also got to know a little more about the Apostleship Prayer. As we continue to live out what we learned and were challenged with during the mission, here is a little more about this devotion of daily prayer and becoming closer to God through the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The Apostleship of Prayer began in 1844 with a group of seminarians and a Jesuit priest that encouraged them to be Apostles now and be Apostles through prayer. From those roots the Apostleship of Prayer focuses on the intentions of the pope and helps pray for those intentions through this global movement. In addition, there are daily prayers, offerings and other elements so during one's apostleship, they can ultimately increase their relationship with Christ.
Each month, St. Alphonsus Liguori posts the intentions of the pope for others to join in lifting those prayers through a universal effort. Keep in touch with each month's intentions and visit ApostleshipOfPrayer.org for more information, videos and regular updates.
Visit Apostleship of Prayer website
Read Father Kubicki's blog