Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

Mother’s Day and the “Joy of Love”

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe opening sentence of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, offers the perfect context for Mother’s Day: “The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.” The first and most immediate human relationship we experience is with our […] [Read more]

The Joy and Gift of our Mothers

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Tweet Share507 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleTo all of the mothers in our community: Happy Mother’s Day! To readers who are celebrating with their mothers today, I hope these festivities are filled with joy. To those readers who join me in remembering in prayer our mothers who have gone before us, we […] [Read more]

The Blessing of Our Mothers and Grandmothers, Guardians of the Hearth

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Tweet Share76 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAs we gathered around the table of the Lord at the archdiocesan women’s conference this spring, I recalled how as a young boy I saw the word “hearth” on a poster. When I asked my mother what it meant, she told me it was an “old […] [Read more]

Mary, Our Mother

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Tweet Share59 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today the Church begins an entire month of special devotion to Mary.  In many of our Catholic schools and parishes, Marian hymns such as Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) will be sung and a crown will be placed on a statute of the Blessed Virgin, […] [Read more]

Eternally Connected by the Bond of Love

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Tweet Share89 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Mary was there at the foot of the Cross when Jesus died, but when he was lifted up to heaven, 40 days after his Resurrection, the Bible does not record his mother as being physically present (Lk 24:51-52; Acts 1:1-11).  One might think that she […] [Read more]