Mothers’ Morning of Reflection

By Katie Almon 

“Blessed is she who assists at the bedside of the sick and the dying.
Blessed is she who ignites the spark of knowledge in a young mind.
Blessed is she who gives holy counsel to women in crisis pregnancies.
Blessed is she who lovingly opens her home to welcome another’s child.
Blessed is she who grieves the loss of her own child.
Blessed is she who prays unceasingly for the return of her children to faith.
Blessed is she who cooks a meal for others at the end of a long day.
Blessed is she who teaches others about Scripture and the sacraments.
Blessed is she who builds Christ’s body by serving the needs of the poor.
Blessed is she who consecrates her days in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Blessed is she who carries life in her womb.
Blessed is she whose religious vocation points forward to the total union with God we are all destined for.
Blessed is she who answers … “May it be done to me according to your word. (Luke 1:38).”

How great a gift it is to be a mother! The Lord has entrusted humanity to us as an irreplaceable support and source of spiritual strength for others. Our bodies confirm this reality. Yet, motherhood isn’t a gift only reserved for those who bear children.

As mothers, we feel deeply the joys and wounds of those we attend giving ourselves completely. We bring beauty into the world. We make a home.

My dear sisters in Christ, I invite you to experience a deeper appreciation for your role as a mother. We welcome you in all capacities: mothers who have children in heaven or on earth, spiritual mothers, adoptive mothers, grandmothers and future mothers.

Come join us for:
A “Mothers’ Morning of Reflection”
Saturday, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m.-noon
at Holy Family Parish
155 Holy Family Lane in Luling

The morning will include Mass, adoration, confession, a spiritual talk and the opportunity for conversation with other women.

Let us journey together as we take time to pause, listen, share and to lift one another up in prayer. In a special way, we reach out to those of you who’ve been touched by loss whether through infertility or miscarriage. Please let our Lord and us accompany you as He offers you his healing presence.

Featured speakers are Father Stephen Dardis, pastor of Holy Family Parish, and Jill Cabes, wife and mother of four, and vice president of Catholic Identity at St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Requested donation:
$10 a person
To register:
Childcare may be available upon request at $10 a child or $20 a family
(before Aug. 12 by contacting Katie at the above email)

Katie Almon is a fan of the saints in heaven and on earth. She lives with her husband and small children in New Orleans and is a contributor to Radiant magazine and “Spirit and Life: The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church” by Rose Rea.

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