May 14 Mother’s Day

She, more than any creature, shows us that the perfection of love is the only goal that matters, that it alone is the measure of holiness and the way to perfect communion with the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. Her state in life was that of a laywoman, and she is at the same time the Mother of God, the Mother of the Church, and our Mother in the order of grace.

-St. John Paul II

 

To serve Mary and to be her courtier is the greatest honor one can possible possess, for to serve the Queen of Heaven is already to reign there, and to live under her commands is more than to govern.

-St. John Damascene

 

Prayer of Consecration to Mary

O my Queen and Mother, I give myself entirely to you. To show my devotion to you I consecrate to you this day my eyes, ears, mouth, heart, and whole being without reserve. Therefore, good Mother, since I am your own, keep me and guard me as your proper and possession.

Amen.

 

Prayer for Mothers

Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless our mother. Let the example of her faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, her family may honor her always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.