In our modern world, it is essential to have role models of women who exhibit virtues and willingly embrace the joys and challenges of motherhood. We are fortunate that our Church has many Saints who were also mothers and can inspire us to live out our vocation with sanctity. From single mothers to working mothers to spiritual mothers, there is a Saint for every circumstance. You can explore the list and choose a Saint who speaks to your heart, and ask for her intercession to guide you on your own motherhood journey.
10 Saints Who Were Mothers
Saint Quotes for Moms
“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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