Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blessed Mothers Day to All Who Mother!

Here it is again - the day set aside each year to honor mothers. But who is a mother? Is she someone who has a brood a children at her feet? Is she the woman who can't conceive but desperately wants to nurture? Is she the woman, who through some misguided period in her life, chose abortion? Is she someone who has helped those who need her most - whomever that might be? The answer? All of the above.

Mother is a name that is given with more than one intention. Holy Mother Church guides us in our quest to become holy. A woman who has conceived a new life in her womb, at the moment of fertilization, becomes a mother. A woman who nurtures the sick, the dying, the indigent, the forgotten - she mothers too!

On this day, called Mother's Day, let us remember them all - whether still on this earth or gone into Eternal Life. Let us give them a revered place in our hearts - for they certainly have that place in the heart of God.

Happy Mother's Day!

Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels... 
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. 
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. 
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. 
Her sons rise up and call her blessed. 
He husband also praises her: 
Many women are capable, but you surpass them all! 
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. 

~Proverbs 31:10, 25-30

Marie-Luise Annerose Suzanne
April 11, 1936 - May 4, 1994

In loving memory of my mother - gone to Eternal Rest - you are loved and missed but you leave behind six well catechized children (now adults) who bear the indelible mark of Catholicity bestowed upon us from your loving heart!

Here's the Tribute I wrote to you last year - as true now as then!