(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" “The trouble with the world is me.” - St Catherine of Siena

Sunday, May 17, 2015

How Do You Treat His Mother?

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)
“As one cannot go to a statue of a mother holding a child
and cut away the mother without destroying the child, so
neither can one have Jesus without his Mother.

Could you claim as a friend one who, every time he came
into your home, refused to speak to your mother or treated
her with cold indifference?

Jesus cannot feel pleased with those who never give recognition
to or show respect for his mother. Coldness to his mother is certainly
not the best way to keep warm a friendship with him.

The unkindest cut of all would be to say that she who is the mother
of our Lord is unworthy of being our mother."

                                                (Venerable Fulton J. Sheen)



  1. I cannot imagine my life without the Holy Family in it. Mary for my mother, Jesus for my older brother, and St. Joseph as my foster father just as he was for Jesus. All whom Jesus loved on earth are those we should love, too. They are the Father's gift to us. If we are to imitate Christ, we should imitate Him in this way, too. Love Mother Mary, and love St. Joseph who, as we learned at Fatima, is always near Mary.

  2. Thank you Barb for such a moving and compelling reflection and suggestion.