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Greatest Mother: Happy Mother’s Day Mary!

May 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Mary, Motherhood, Praying Through Art

 The Greatest Mother: Happy Mother's Day Mary!
MadonnaAdoringChristChildAntonioCorreggio(Mary)

Greatest Mother

Our Blessed Mother is the highest honor of our race!  She has done so much for us in saying yes to God and His plan.  She has enabled our salvation by her fiat.  And, she continued to intercede for us every day.  She like mothers everywhere, she is very busy doing God's work.  And, just like all good mothers, she takes time for us, listening to us, consoling us.  Because she is the Mother of God, she has a very special intercessory power.  She is truly the best Mother of all.

 

Please take a moment to thank God for Mary, the greatest Mother,
to wish her a Happy Mother's Day,

and to ask her to intercede for your mother!

Art: Adoration, Antonio da Correggio, ca 1520, PD, Wikimedia Commons.

 

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Jeanette

    I found this lovely prayer today:

    Prayer to the Mother of the Lord for all mothers:

    “Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for your Yes to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God’s word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

    Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own Fiat. May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love- the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.

    On this Mothers day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to you.

    In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen”

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