“What can be greater than to direct the souls and form the characters of children?
Indeed I consider him greater than any painter or sculptors, who knows how to fashion the souls of the young.” (St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church)
(mother and child by gail glikmann)
After a beautiful, busy, “Alleluia” filled long weekend, I am now straight into preparations for a family camp this coming weekend. I am helping to run a discussion time on true motherhood, a topic I feel passionately about, as I am sure you already gather 🙂
Tonight I ask you some questions 🙂 (these can be answered by those who are mothers, fathers or anyone who has an opinion!)
What is motherhood to you?
What different types of mother do you see?
What does a successful mother look like?
What do you struggle with in your role as mother? (obviously this one is for mothers only 🙂 )
Do you feel like you have lost your identity?
Where is satisfaction found in motherhood?
I would really really appreciate ANY comments as it will help my research greatly! You can comment below by clicking the add comment button bottom right hand corner of post or go to my Facebook page and comment there 🙂
“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral.
She need not.
She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body..
The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven…
What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?”
(Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty)