To all Mothers, Mothers-to-be, Grandmothers, Godmothers, and all caregivers:We wish you a blessed day!
On Sunday May 10th, we celebrate all the special women in our lives who bring so much light and joy into our world. Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is an opportunity for us to thank the woman who gave us life and to reflect on the unique role that mothers are called to play in the lives of their children and in the world.
As followers of the Catholic faith, Mother’s Day also points believers to Mary of Nazareth and a consideration of her place as the Blessed Mother.
Pope Francis once recalled his own upbringing as one of five children and spoke of how much work is involved with motherhood, but also how much happiness and joy, come with being a mother.
In speaking about Mothers Pope Francis noted:
“Mothers are the strongest antidote to the spread of selfish individualism. A world without mothers would be inhumane because mothers always know how to give witness — even in the worst of times — to tenderness, dedication, and moral strength. Being a mother does not mean just bringing a child into the world, but it is also a life choice. What does a mother choose? It is the choice to give life, and this is great, this is beautiful.”
How right the Holy Father’s words of wisdom truly are!
Happy Mother’s Day!
A Mother’s Prayer
Give me patience when little hands tug at me with ceaseless small demands.
Give me gentle words and smiling eyes and keep my lips from hasty sharp replies.
Let me not in weariness, confusion, or noise, obscure my vision from fleeting joys. That when in years to come my house is still, beautiful memories its rooms may fill.
For those who have lost a mother,
For the mother who has lost a child,
For those who long to be a mother,
You are not forgotten this Mother’s Day, You are in our prayers.
For all the women in our lives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, sponsors, and for those who mother us, we give thanks!