Our distinctiveness is an image of the Divine.
A woman’s heart, a woman’s soul is created to be like Mary’s — a refuge, a hiding place, a ‘shelter in which other souls may unfold’ in the words of St. Edith Stein. Elizabeth was that safe place to fall and to find hope for everyone who knew her. Claire Dwyer continues the series today with a look at spiritual motherhood.
We have a mother who passes on to us the wealth won at the crucifixion–the knowledge and power of being loved in our weakness. Fr. Boniface Hicks offers a moving reflection this Good Friday.