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By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 5/13/2018 12:00 AM
Today, we honor and celebrate the most important person in your life: your mother. No matter who we are or what we do, there is a particular woman in our lives who originally gave us life, and we all owe her a particular debt and gift of gratitude. That unique bond that exists between a mother and her child is something to gaze upon in awe; as I remember seeing my oldest sister holding her new born child some 24 years ago; (that child is now a mother herself!) I knew that there was something special present and I was witnessing a particular gift and beauty right in front of me.
By Fr. Steve Kolde on Sunday, May 11, 2014
We give thanks to God for the gift of Mary and for all mothers.
Loving God,
Thank You for giving me the gift of a lifetime; my mother. Hers is the greatest human love I will ever know. She is always putting my needs first. Teaching me, and showing me, what is just and what is worthy. It is Your will to leave life’s prints, on the generations You give forth: Forgiveness that comes naturally. Seeking within for all answers. Knowing that the universe respects a pure heart.  I am humbled by the experience of following my heart in moments of joy and inspiration. Thank You for giving me the gift of a lifetime; my mother. Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

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