Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cardinal Mindszenty's Message on Motherhood

Cardinal Mindszenty's message on a mother is:

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?

~ Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty ~

Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty's respect for Mothers was deep and abiding. He wrote one book on a Mother and had planned two more; however, his imprisonment by the Nazis and then the Communists prevented the completion of his work.

For more information about Cardinal Mindszenty, click here.


Arvind said...

I like your message very much.
Thank you so much.

one grateful heart said...

Thanks, Arvind for your kind words.
God bless Cardinal Mindszenty for sharing his inspired thoughts on motherhood. God bless all mothers who cooperate in His plan to give the gift of life to a new human being created in His image!