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What words of wisdom do the Church and her saints have on motherhood?

BY The Editors

May 6-19, 2012 Issue | Posted 4/26/12 at 4:42 PM

 

“Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God’s own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child’s first steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the child makes its way along the journey of life.” So wrote Blessed Pope John Paul II in his “Letter to Women.”

And as Mother Teresa said, “That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women.”

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