Mothers Day

Pieta at Basilica Marseilles via Max Pixel
Peter Gallagher SJ discusses gratitude and forgiveness as we reach Laetare Sunday in the middle of Lent, which this year falls on Mothering Sunday.    Our mother stands beside usTwo images of Our Lady are part of our shared memory of the death of her son, Jesus Christ.  The first is of her standing beside the cross. Stabat Mater. When almost everyone else had abandoned the Lord, Mary stood beside him as he suffered. Her own sufferings in those hours must have been very...
Mothers empowered - on a tea plantation in Darjeeling. Jesuit Missions
The 4th Sunday in Lent, is Mothering Sunday (also known as Mothers' Day). Jesuit Missions’ Volunteer Communications Assistant, Betsy Snyder, reflects here on the strength of mothers around the world: those who even in the depths of suffering will do anything to give their children a chance at a better life. As Mothers' Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the journeys, both figurative and literal, that I have travelled as a mother over the last 13 years and that have brought me to...