Mother’s Day, Mary, and the Month of May

Mother’s Day, Mary, and the Month of May

Happy Mother’s Day from St. Catherine of Siena Academy!

Traditionally we recognize May as the month in which we honor Mary as the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church. Mary is the saint among the saints, blessed above all others. So often we refer to our mothers (and those who encompass the qualities of motherhood) on earth as being a saint, and how true that is.

In this month of May dedicated to Mary, we invite you to pray the prayer for families composed by Pope Saint John Paul II to the Mother of God.

Mother of the Church, be also mother of the domestic church.

Through her maternal help, may every Christian family truly become a little church which reflects and relives the mystery of the Church of Christ.

May you who are the servant of the Lord, be our example of a humble and generous welcome of the will of God!

You who are the mother of sorrows at the foot of the cross, be there to lighten our loads, and wipe away the tears of those afflicted by family difficulties.

May Christ the Lord, King of the Universe, King of families,be present, as at Cana, in every Christian home, to communicate his light, joy, serenity, and strength.

May every family generously add its share to the coming of his kingdom on earth.

To Christ and to you, Mary, we entrust our families.