The prefect of the Congregation for Clergy has written to the mothers of priests and seminarians, reflecting on their unique role in supporting their sons’ ministry.
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza wrote that “every mother cannot but rejoice in
seeing the life of her son not only fulfilled but also clothed with a
most exceptional divine favor which embraces and transforms it for all
He remarked that once her son is ordained, the mother looks
upon him in a new way.
“Every mother of a priest mysteriously becomes a
daughter of her son.”