"God the Father wishes Mary to be the mother
of His children until the end of time ..."
True Devotion #29
Mother's Day in the convent brings about a thrice-fold thanksgiving in the heart of every Sister.
Particularly during this month of May, Holy Mother Church desires for us to understand more deeply the reality that the Blessed Virgin Mary is truly our Mother, and the Mother of all. In crowning Our Lady's statues, we acknowledge this truth. By placing a crown of flowers on head, we externally show what we interiorly desire: for Mary to be our Mother, that she may reigns as Queen in our hearts and in the world, and that we may turn to her even more with a childlike love and trust.
During our Mother's month, let us give ourselves anew to her with complete abandonment, allowing her to be the Mother in our life she desires to be. And on this Mother's Day, let us shower heaven with prayers of thanksgiving and intercession for all of our mothers, who are an image to us of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Prayer to Mary for Mothers
Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for your "Yes" to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God's word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own "Fiat." May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love- the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.
On this Mothers day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to you...
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