Yes, you need to get away on a retreat, even though your kids are young and you’re too busy. Here’s why, and a few ideas for how to make it happen.
Being a mother is wonderful. It comes with sweet-smelling newborns and sticky-fingered hugs from toddlers and teenagers that can blow you away with their surprising insights on life. But it’s hard, and getting harder, especially for Catholic moms who are trying to raise their children in the Faith, This post from Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly has help.
Whether it was the unwavering prayers for their children, their selfless commitment to service, or their unfettered bravery, we asked and you told us these mom saints are your favorites.
This Mother’s Day, I am thinking of all of my fellow mothers who I have walked with on this path of joy and sorrow, delight and drudgery. I am praying for those who have had their heart split in two from the sword of sorrow — miscarriages, stillbirth, disease and death of beloved children. We turn to Mary for comfort and solace.
The Scriptures — both the Old and New Testaments — are filled with stories of faith-filled mothers. These ancient women faced some of the same challenges and felt many of the same emotions that mothers feel today.