Mothers are indeed special. Their unconditional love for their children means they’ll do just about anything for them.
Mothers sacrifice their own time, treasures, and even desires to ensure their child is happy, healthy, and successful.
But it doesn’t take physically giving birth for maternal instinct to kick in. Sometimes a woman we consider to be our mother is not the woman who gave birth to us.
It may be our adoptive mother.
Or it may be a mother figure in our life.
Some people are blessed to have multiple mother figures in their life.
One spiritual mother we all share is the Blessed Virgin Mary.
She loved her only son, Jesus, unconditionally … and she loves each one of us unconditionally too.
Mary is ready, willing, and able to help us in all matters, big or small. Whether it’s to listen to us, to comfort us, or to intercede with the Lord on our behalf.
Sunday we will honor our mothers … near, far, or in heaven. It’s an opportunity to honor Mary on Mother’s Day too. And to continue honoring her throughout the month of May.
So this week’s issue of Genuflect focuses on our spiritual mother Mary. We look at some interesting facts about our Lord’s mother, why and how we honor her, and some special prayers to Mary.
Be sure to reach out to all the special mothers in your life on Sunday and find a way to honor Mary throughout the month of May.
I wish all the mothers and mother figures out there a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day! Thank you for all you do.
P.S. May is also the month for a lot of First Communions. If you are looking for a special gift, take a look at these First Communion gift ideas for a girl.
If you love animals, you should check out the store at The Animal Rescue site. You’ll find clothing, footwear, jewelry, bags, home goods for yourself or for gifting. They have plenty of items for your beloved cat or dog too. Sales from the site help fund food and care for rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries. Browse the store and help animals in need.
Here are some of the most fascinating facts about one of the most famous and beloved religious figures in our history – The Virgin Mary.
When Catholics pray to Mary they are not worshiping her, rather they are honoring her and asking for her intercession on their behalf — in fact, more than praying “to” her, we pray “with” Mary, asking her to pray with and for us. Caitlin Sica explains three powerful reasons we honor Mary.
While St. Joseph is entirely silent throughout the New Testament, the Virgin Mary speaks on multiple occasions. What’s interesting are the final recorded words that she speaks in the entire Bible. Mary’s words are profound and this one statement can provide an entire lifetime of meditation for all of us.
It’s here. May, the month in which the earth springs into bloom (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and we start thinking about planting gardens, family picnics, and making vacation plans. It’s also the Month of May. Why is May Mary’s month? Here’s a brief explanation.
May has been known as “Mary’s Month” for many centuries, so it should not be surprising that various Marian feast days occur throughout the month. However, there are only a small number of universal celebrations, while a vast majority of the Marian feasts in May are only commemorated at a local level. Here are 8 of these lesser-known Marian feasts that highlight various apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary or were instituted by local Churches throughout the world.
Mother’s Day is an opportunity for us to thank the woman who gave us life and to reflect on the unique role that mothers are called to play in the lives of their children and in the world. The holiday also points believers to Mary of Nazareth and a consideration of her place as the Blessed Mother.
You can’t get too much of a good thing when it comes to loving our Blessed Mother. She wants nothing better to have us join her in heaven because that is what is pleasing to God. So the more we turn to her, the more she will be able to help us. Here are 10 reasons to increase our love for the Mother of God.
Sarah Reinhard has a huge devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Last year she pulled together a May altar of sorts for Mary with fresh flowers. It was fun for the whole family so this year she wanted to come up with other ways her family could honor the Blessed Mother, both in May and beyond. Here are five ideas she came up with.
One of the most widely known Catholic prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, almost as popular as the Hail Mary, is the Memorare. The 12th-century prayer has been connected to numerous miracles throughout the centuries.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day — a day dedicated to honoring our mothers. As we go through life, our relationships with our mothers evolve and our perspectives shift. We might feel distanced from our mothers or even at odds with them. This virtual retreat focuses on our changing relationships with our mothers. You can do this retreat on your own or with your mom!
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