“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!