Every March 8, feminists observe the Communist-inspired International Women’s Day. They use this day to push abortion, transgenderism, and same-sex “marriage.” January’s shockingly vulgar March for Women is an example of this activism.
The Catholic alternative is called Lady Day. The 2019 theme is “Celebrating Purity and Courageous Motherhood.” Return to Order is proud to help promote Lady Day, a positive, joyful, and hopeful response, a day to celebrate and honor God’s plan for women as pure and courageous mothers.
It’s been so long since William Wallace wrote the poem What Rules the World? that many have forgotten the truth that “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”
The pure, graceful hand of the mother who rocks the cradle and slowly but surely forms the character of the little human being inside who will grow up and change the world for good.
A drastic improvement in the climate of immorality, violence, and chaos in society will only come when there are more pure and courageous mothers to rock more cradles. This regeneration will bring a complete return to natural marriage and strong traditional families, the safeguard of pure and courageous motherhood.
Monsignor Trucho wrote that virtue most easily passes from a mother’s heart to the child’s heart. Cardinal Mintzenty claimed that “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.”
On March 8, we will celebrate the virtue of those pure and courageous mothers. They do so much hidden work. They are the real authors of so many success stories that go unseen by human eyes, but fill the angels with admiration and are rewarded by God a hundredfold in this world and for all of eternity in the next.
How is this to be done?
1. Take tea at home or in a tea house or meet in a favorite place with friends on March 8. Dress up in a pure, elegant way to celebrate true femininity. Honor the martyrdom of Jamie Schmidt. If someone asks why you’re dressed up, you can say you’re celebrating purity and courageous motherhood, and how God loves to see women who embrace their God-given role in society.
2. Post photos of your Lady Day tea on The Return To Order Facebook page. When posting, please use the tag #ladyday.
This year, Lady Day is dedicated to Jamie Schmidt, a Catholic mother of three children who was martyred on November 19, 2018, by an assailant who put a gun to her head when she was in the Catholic Supply to buy some rosary-making materials, and tried to abuse her sexually. She said: “In the name of God, I will not take my clothes off!”, and was shot at point-blank range. Her courageous motherhood was crowned by a death of heroic purity. Thus, she inspires countless souls to appreciate purity better, to try harder to practice it and to know that Jamie Schmidt made the ultimate sacrifice so America could return to God by being pure.