Monday, January 07, 2013

Vatican cardinal writes on role of priests' mothers

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 eternity." 

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.”

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