Mother + Child

mother's day catholic reflection

Your voice learning to soothe
Your new child
Was the first home-sound
We hear before we could see.

Your young eyes
Gazing on us
Was the first mirror
Where we glimpsed
What to be seen
Could mean.

Your nearness tilled the air,
An umbilical garden for the seeds
Of thought that stirred in our infant hearts.

You nurtured and fostered this space
To root all our quietly gathering intensity
That could grow nowhere else.

Formed from the depths beneath your heart,
You know us from the inside out.
No deeds or seas or others
Could ever erase that.


-John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us


When you know how much God is in love with you, then you can only live your life radiating that love.

St. Teresa of Calcutta


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