M.O.T.H.E.R spells love!

Busy busy busy! We are going to our Catholic Family Camp this afternoon and my oh my, getting four children packed and sorted, not to mention a very busy husband, is quite an undertaking 🙂

So since I really only have 5mins for a coffee, I thought I would leave you with some of the quotes I am taking with me to hand out in my discussion session 🙂

Enjoy 🙂

“I think the world today is upside down. Everybody seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on. There is much suffering because there is so very little love in homes and in family life. We have no time for our children, we have no time for each other; there is no time to enjoy each other. In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.”

(St Teresa ofCalcutta)


“How beautiful then is modesty and what a gem among virtues it is.”

(St. Bernard, Confessor and Doctor of the Church)



“Purity is a precious jewel, and the owner of a precious stone would never dream of making a display of his riches in the presence of thieves.”

 (St. John Bosco)


“Modesty is suitable for all ages and for all classes of persons; for all times and places”

(St. Ambrose, Doctor of the Church)


“Society is suffering acutely because of the lack of truly Christian mothers. Since society is based on the family,

its very shape and fate is largely in the hands of women.”

(St.Placid Riccardi)


“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)


“Choicest of blessings is a modest wife, priceless her chaste person.

Like the sun rising in the LORD’S heavens, the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.”

(Sirach 26:15-6) 


“A wife is her husband’s richest treasure, a helpmate, a steadying column.

A vineyard with no hedge will be overrun;

a man with no wife becomes a homeless wanderer.”

 (Sirach 36:24-25)


“The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world.”

(St Teresa ofCalcutta)


“Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.”

(Blessed John Paul II)


“At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.”

 (St. Johnof the Cross)


“The stillness of prayer is the most essential condition for fruitful action. Before all else, the disciple kneels down.”

(St Gianna Beretta Molla)


“What is a vocation? It is a gift from God, so it comes from God. If it is a gift from God, our concern must be to know God’s will. We must enter that path: if God wants, when God wants, how God wants.

Never force the door.”

(St Gianna Beretta Molla)


“It is most laudible in a married woman to be devout, but she must never forget that she is a housewife and must sometimes leave God at the altar

to find Him in her domestic cares.”

(St Frances of Rome)


“The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly, to do it because it is his will.”

(St.Elizabeth Ann Seton)

May you all be blessed in your vocations this weekend, whatever they may be 🙂



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