Mother’s Day with the saints

There are probably as many ways to think about motherhood, and as many kinds of mothers, as there are mums.

The 20th century Hungarian Cardinal József Mindszenty once wrote that the most important woman on Earth is a mother.

“She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral—a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. … Mothers are closer to God the creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation.”

I’m even more drawn to the philosopher-saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), who wrote of the connection between biological and spiritual motherhood, and the potential for union with God as exemplified in Mary.

Read the rest at The Catholic Weekly

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful reflection, Marilyn, beautiful! Thank you. Also, I’m prompted to reflect on “Pitter Patter” and how much I enjoyed reading about your growing family each week. You were so generous, sharing your day to day life with us and I’m sure that I am one of many who are very grateful to you. God Bless. Jenny.


    1. Thank you Jenny, you were always such a great support!


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