Category: Motherhood

Faith of Our Grandmothers

“Sarah’s grandmother — surely a devout church lady – one whom I had never met, taught me something: pain can be directed; It can be purpose-filled.” – FB Smit

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Love, True Love

“Motherhood calls us to a mature understanding of love, which is deeply satisfying.” – Christine Hanus

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Motherhood and Our Blessed Mother

“Oh how the devil hates this beautiful gift of motherhood! In every age, he renews his assault against it, and against the precious daughters of God who are called to it.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Daily Bread

“Jesus Christ did not come into the world to give us the grace to do it all, but to liberate us from the illusion that we possibly can. This opens up the hope that God will always provide, and the vision to see that He already, always has—not in color-coded schedules, but in a creative brilliance of unpredictable days as only He can.” – Claire Dwyer

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Tantrum in Aisle 10

“One would not expect to find any sort of Divine inspiration in such a scenario as late-night Walmart. But that would be to underestimate the creative ways God finds to crash into our distracted little brains.” – Denise Trull

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The Necessary Luxury of Slow

“Humbled, I recommitted to what I knew to be true: the spiritual life is better as a sit-down dinner than a drive-through.  And in both eating and praying, I needed to allow myself the necessary luxury of slow.” – Claire Dwyer 

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Behold the Lamb of God

“I asked myself: how many times have I lifted up the Lamb without really realizing what I was doing or saying?” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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Guadalupe Should Change You

“It was not that I doubted the importance of the Mother of God on our faith; I simply never experienced her. That all changed when we arrived on the holy ground of this Marian apparition.” – Thomas Griffin

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