Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Motherhood is considered an honorable and necessary role in the family, in the Church, and in society.

Whether alive or deceased, we pray for our mothers and show our gratitude for their protection, guidance, and love.

We also give thanks to God for giving us mothers who bring new life into the world.

Mary, the Mother of God and our mother, is also honored by the Catholic Church during the month of May.

A secular holiday, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

A blessing for mothers:

Motherhood is THE symbol:

Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God’s own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child’s first steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the child makes its way along the journey of life.

Pope John Paul II, Letter to Women, June 29, 1995

Mothers encounter God and his love in the midst of their families:

The unique role of mothers in society:

She watches over the affairs of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband, too, praises her: “Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all.”

Proverbs 31: 27-29

Injecting prayer into a mother’s daily life:

How mothers pray:

Respect for parents (filial piety) derives from gratitude toward those who, by the gift of life, their love and their work, have brought their children into the world and enabled them to grow in stature, wisdom, and grace. “With all your heart honor your father, and do not forget the birth pangs of your mother. Remember that through your parents you were born; what can you give back to them that equals their gift to you?”

Catechism of the Catholic Church 2215

The mother that Jesus gave to you from the Cross:

The model of a mother’s strength:

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