A Cardinal’s Consideration on Mothers

“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…

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“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?”

–Cardinal Mindszenty