Ascension Day (Mother’s Day)

Prayer for Mothers

Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for all mothers, so that they will be able to fulfill their maternal responsibilities. Help them to be lovers and nurturers of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death, all the while being examples for their children. Pray for their children, so that they, too, will be faithful followers of Your Son. We offer these prayers in Jesus’ name, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

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One thought on “Ascension Day (Mother’s Day)

  1. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in speaking about Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Mother of God, said “Virginity alone lacks something, and motherhood has lost something….” It is the last part of his statement that I take issue with. Sheen was attempting to explain the virginal motherhood of Mary, but to say that motherhood has lost something is to deny that motherhood is the fulfillment of womanhood. The beauty and the promise that is virginity is completed in motherhood. When our Church esteemes virginity it is because we have women who forego physical motherhood for a spiritual one in which Christ is born in them and carried by them to others. To all the women who are mothers, and to all the women who will be mothers – Happy Mother’s Day!

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