In today’s world, we are in need of women who model virtue and who embrace both the sacrifice and gifts of motherhood. Thankfully, our Church is blessed with Saints who were mothers that inspire us to live out our vocation with holiness. There are Saints for single mothers, working mothers, spiritual mothers, and everything in between. Find one on this list and ask for her intercession!
“Whatever you do for your family, your children, your husband, your wife, you do for God. All we do, our prayers, our work, our suffering, is for Jesus.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta
“Motherhood involves a special communion with the mystery of life, as it develops in the mother’s womb. The mother is filled with wonder at this mystery of life, and ‘understands’ with unique intuition what is happening inside her. In the light of the ‘beginning’, the mother accepts and loves as a person the child she is carrying in her womb. This unique contact with the new human being developing within her gives rise to an attitude towards human beings – not only towards her own child, but every human being – which profoundly marks the woman’s personality.” – St. John Paul II
“When we had our children, our ideas changed somewhat. We lived only for them. They were all our happiness, and we never found any except in them. In short, nothing was too difficult, and the world was no longer a burden for us. For me, our children were a great compensation, so I wanted to have a lot of them in order to raise them for Heaven.” – St. Zelie Martin
“One earns paradise with one’s daily task.” – St. Gianna
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