Sunday, May 9, 2010

To The Mother Of Us All

Mother's Day is not on our Liturgical calendar, but as we celebrate this holiday today we should remember to wish our Blessed Mother a happy Mother's Day as well as our earthly mothers. Mary is the Mother of Our Lord  and through Him she is Mother if us all.
I found this article titled The Virgin Mary and Mother's Day earlier in the week and thought it would be a fitting part of this post.
In the article, Father James Presta of the Archdiocese of Chicago relates a story about something his father said to him regarding Our Lady and Mother's Day. It is also a beautiful demonstration of how a father passed on his love and devotion to Our Lady to his son who would become a priest.
All women, no matter what their vocation are called to love with a mother's heart. May we look to our Blessed Mother and her Immaculate heart for the guidance we need to love in this way. And gentlemen, devotion to Mary will lead you closer to her Son who loved His Mother perfectly. He in turn will show you how to love you mothers, wives and daughters.
Happy Mother's Day to our Blessed Mother and to all the Moms who visit here.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Thanks for such a beautiful reflection on Mary, the mother of us all.
And I just love that picture of her with the lamb and Jesus.
God bless.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.