Happy Mother’s Day!

Heavenly Father, Bless all those you have entrusted with motherhood. Inspire them to follow the example of Mary, Mother of Our Lord and follow in her fidelity, humility, and selfless love. May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in heaven.                  Amen.

As Christians, particularly Catholics, we have a special relationship with the maternal in that we recognize in Mary, the mother of Jesus, a universal mother. It’s the innate love for our own mothers that makes the Blessed Mother accessible to us.