Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother of all Mothers, pray for us

Rest during the Flight to Egypt
Mancini, Francesco

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…

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

prayer from catholic.org

Happy Mother's Day, dearest friends, and please don't forget to enter the drawing for the rosary on Tuesday. 


  1. Happy Mother's Day, Barbara! I hope you had a blessed day. Thank you for all your lovely posts honoring Our Lady.

  2. What a wonderful picture! Look at the trust in the face of Baby Jesus as he looks at Joseph. And such peace on the face of Mary.

  3. Barbara, What a lovely quote about the rosary by Archbishop Sheen...it really speaks of the universiality and beauty of the rosary! I love your rosaries....they're gorgeous!

    Cindy at foxdenrc@comcast.net


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