Mom and I after my Ordination to the Priesthood

Recently, I came across this beautiful quote from Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty, a former Archbishop of Esztergom, Hungary. As I give thanks to God, for my Mom, especially this weekend as we celebrate Mother’s Day, I share this for all of you to reflect on and hopefully spur you to give thanks and express gratitude for your Mom’s as well:

Mom and I after my First Mass

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.

Only a human mother can.

Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature.
God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation…
What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?