May 12, 2018 filed under Love.

Children enjoying the presence of their mother

“Again and again I stand awed and amazed in the presence of the soul of mother. As pastor of souls, it is my task to work with mothers in every possible way. For the mother, even as the priest, is a co-worker with God, and the first apostle of the Church.”

So wrote Cardinal Josef Mindszenty (1892-1975) in the 1949 edition of his book, The Mother. He goes on to say, “The revolution of recent years, and decades of years, has made the problem of motherhood one of the most burning questions of our times. The lightning flashes in every corner of the world. But as long as there are mothers after the heart of God, there will be a new resurrection and a new life issuing even from the greatest ruins and calamities. Reverence for the dignity of motherhood is after all, the foundation upon which nations rest.”

My pastor says, “The first thing you ever heard was your mother’s heart.”

As we honor our mothers today, living and deceased, we also follow Jesus in honoring his (and our) mother Mary. My friend Sunny loves to sing to the Blessed Mother. I recorded her after noon Mass last week to share with you as you celebrate Mothers Day!

Love always,
Rose

Que alegre va Maria 5.9.18 from Rose Folsom on Vimeo.

7 Responses to “Awed and Amazed in the Presence”

  1. Martha Otten

    Happiness to mother’s love guiding families, especially those in refugee camps and in the throes of addictions. May all families on the globe unite in peace today honoring the specialness of all women. Blessings Rose!

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  2. Rose Folsom

    COMMENTS received via email:
    Love this Rose! Happy and blessed Mother’s day to you!
    Bridget
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    Thanks!
    Happy Mothers Day, Rose! Many blessings and much love!
    Pilar
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    Dear Rose,
    How lovely a presentation and sharing for Mother’s Day. You gave us as well a
    picture of our Lady of Providence, Patroness of Puerto Rico besides the beautiful singing. Thank you!
    God bless you.
    Sister Mary
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    THANK YOU ROSE, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU TO, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ON THIS SPECIAL DAY AND ALWAYS. BECAUSE YOU ARE A GREAT FOLLOWER OF JESUS.

    THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INFORMATION YOU SEND IN THE EMAILS
    THANK YOU THANK YOU
    GOD LOVES YOU AND I LOVE YOU
    SINCERELY
    CARMEN
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    Thank you Rose. I loved the pic of the azaleas. I too heard Fr. Leary’s sermon yesterday evening. Great opening sentence. You can’t get better than that. I haven’t clicked on your click here yet but I will as soon as I get a minute.
    Happy Mother’s day to you too.
    Fiona.

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  3. Nash

    Beautiful. Your mother’s heartbeat was also the first song you ever heard.

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    • Rose Folsom

      Years ago when my late mother was in the hospital, I saw an ultrasound of her heart. Now I know why that moment was so moving.
      Rose

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  4. Sal

    Hi Rose,

    Another awesome piece! You are so predictable! A belated happy Mother’s Day to you!

    God bless,

    Sal

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