Thanks Erma Bombeck

God couldn’t be everywhere so he created Mothers. ~Erma Bombeck

Pentecost Sunday, (May 19, 2013), which marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate promised to us, on the Apostles; and who was in that room waiting: Mary the Mother of God.  Mary was so important to receive the Holy Spirit, must mean that the Holy Spirit and Mothers working in concert in the spirit is what makes parenting such a vital calling

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. JN 14: 26

Think of the roles of the Holy Spirit and Mothers.  Mothers teach…Holy Spirit teaches.  Mothers remind us of what is important in life…Holy Spirit reminds of what Jesus has said.  Mother works to give love to her children letting them know they beloved…Holy Spirit works on the hearts of man reminding them that they are loved by God.  Mother is a gift giver, giving her children what they need to be successful in life…the Holy Spirit gives the gifts of God so that we can be successful loving our neighbor, God and ourselves.   Mother gives us encouragement ..the Holy Spirit encourages us with the fruits of God’s wisdom.

Like Erma Bombeck wrote: God couldn’t be everywhere so he created Mothersshe must have known that Mothers, who are Priest, Prophet and Queen, are the first face of God their children see.  She must have known that Mothers are the first to teach their children to love because they are loved.

God bless all Mothers this Mother’s Day


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Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director


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