Chair of Saint Peter novena begins on February 14

9 February 2019

Chair of Saint PeterOn Thursday, February 14, 2019, the team of The Christopher Inn International will begin a novena in honor of the Chair of Saint Peter, which is celebrated each year as a feast day on February 22nd.

February 22, 2019 will also mark the 19th anniversary of the incorporation of The Christopher Inn International as a non-profit organization.

Please consider joining us in prayer for God’s blessing on this developing apostolate at the service of Catholic bishops and priests!

If you’d like to join us, simply pray the following each day, beginning on February 14 and concluding on February 22:

O Holy Apostle,
because you are the rock upon which Almighty God has built His church,
obtain for me, I pray you:
firm hope and burning love;
complete detachment from myself;
contempt of the world;
patience in adversity;
humility in prosperity;
recollection in prayer;
purity of heart;
a right intention in all my works;
diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life;
constancy in my resolutions;
resignation to the will of God; and
perseverance in the grace of God even unto death;
that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits,
I may be made worthy to appear before the chief and eternal shepherd of souls,
Jesus Christ,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit
lives and reigns forever.

10th Global Rosary Relay for priests on June 28

21 January 2019
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From the organizers of WorldPriestDay:

The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 28 June 2019 when we encircle the world in prayer once again, in this its tenth year, with more shrines than ever taking part in what is now recognised as a truly significant and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognise and bless the work of priests serving the faithful the world over.

Learn more about how you can participate, and the nearest shrines/locations, by visiting the World Priest Day website.

a world at prayer for priests

1 January 2019
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In 2019, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (and the World Day of Prayer for Priests) falls on Friday, June 28.

Back in 2011, on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Vatican Radio released a story about The Christopher Inn International, a developing lay initiative at the service of Catholic bishops and priests. It was an interview with founder and director Joan Johnson, in which she described the origin of the apostolate and some of the plans for its development.

Below is the audio of the Vatican Radio interview that was broadcast back in 2011.



Since that time, Christopher Inn International has hosted two pilot programs, both in the spring of 2012. They were extremely well received by the Irish priests who participated; click here to review some of their words of encouragement. Here is a documentary about the 2012 pilot programs:

Christopher Inn International has not yet acquired property in Ireland. The properties shown on the website ( are not owned by Christopher Inn, Inc., and are displayed only to demonstrate the kind of property that the organization plans to obtain. This apostolate is presently seeking to:

  • begin the process of acquiring property in Ireland
  • start an operational endowment
  • create a scholarship endowment

To learn more about Joan and the team of CI International, visit the About Us page.

Novena of prayer begins September 6: Exaltation of the Cross

6 September 2014
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Exaltation of the Holy Cross
The Church celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14th. Please consider joining the team of CI International in nine days of prayer leading up to the feast day, with the special intention that God provides the donors necessary so that we can acquire property and open our doors to serve priests from around the world.

Here is the prayer we will be using:

Jesus, Who because of Your burning love for us willed to be crucified and to shed Your Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us and grant the petition we ask for: the financial means necessary to acquire property for The Christopher Inn International.

We trust completely in Your Mercy.
Cleanse us from sin by Your Grace,
sanctify our work,
give us and all those who are dear to us our daily bread,
lighten the burden of our sufferings,
bless our families,
and grant to the nations, so sorely afflicted,
Your Peace, which is the only true peace,
so that by obeying Your Commandments
we may come at last to the glory of Heaven.


Meetings in Rome

27 June 2011
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Please keep The Christopher Inn International in your prayers this week in a special way: Joan Johnson, our founder, is in Rome this week for a series of meetings in Vatican City, culminating in Mass on June 29 in St. Peter’s Square for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul… which is also Pope Benedict XVI’s 60th anniversary as a priest!

More details about the week as the events unfold.