Happy Mother’s Day

As my busy weekend starts, I want to wish all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day! As our very own St. Therese of Liseaux reminds us, “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.”

And her own mother, St. Zelie shares this wisdom, “Above all, during the months immediately preceding the birth of her child, the mother should keep close to God, of whom the infant she bears within her is the image, the handiwork, the gift and the child. She should be for her offspring, as it were, a temple, a sanctuary, an altar, a tabernacle. In short, her life should be, so to speak, the life of a living sacrament, a sacrament in act, burying herself in the bosom of that God who has so truly instituted it and hallowed it, so that there she may draw that energy, that enlightening, that natural and supernatural beauty which he wills, and wills precisely by her means, to impart to the child she bears and to be born of her.”

That is much to ponder. I know I fall short of the motherhood as reflected by the life of the Blessed Mother and the wisdom as shared by St. Zelie, but I also know of God’s mercy and admiration for our attempts and tries. So to all you beautiful mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

Extra love and prayers to those mothers for whom Sunday will be hard due to loss. Our Blessed Mother understands our pain in a unique way. My Rosary will be said for all of us.

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