Mum’s the Word

Although cute, the cartoon is seriously misleading.  It should have a picture of Prozac.

Kidding, of course.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!

 

Prayer for Mothers:
All loving God, we give you thanks and praise for all mothers, young and old.
We pray for young mothers, who give life, and count toes, and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.
We pray for our own mothers, who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.
We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes away every tear.
We pray for women who are not mothers, but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.
We remember mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.
Amen.

St. Monica and St. Augustine
(Image from Wikipedia)

If you are struggling in motherhood, or if you worry about your children, you may find comfort in St. Monica.  St. Monica is the patron saint of mothers, who faced great hardship and heartache in this role, as well as a wife.  Personally, she is one of my favorite saints.  She is a great example of how powerful a mother’s prayers can be.  Learn more about her here.

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