The Importance of Motherhood

It is a time for love, Motherhood, and all that is encompassed by it. Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje so strongly wants this, knowing it is the path to remedy the family…
 

It is a time for love, Motherhood, and all that is encompassed by it. Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje so strongly wants this, knowing it is the path to remedy the family, and She stated in one of Her messages that She gives mothers Her Motherly Blessing and Jesus will bless the rest. This is unprecedented in that Our Lady of Medjugorje has never singled out a group, separating it from others in this way. On December 19, 1985, She said:

 

“…I wish in a special way on Christmas Day to give mothers my own Special Motherly Blessing and Jesus will bless the rest with His own blessing…”
 

Little boys, little girls, teenage boys, teenage girls, and all men were not given this blessing. While they were not left out because they were given Christ’s blessing, something profound took place. A profound statement was made, as well as a profound blessing of Motherhood was given to mothers and mothers alone. Why? The world is very off course. Only good mothers will bring it back with the direction of good fathers who listen to God the Father on how to direct their families.
 

A Japanese exchange student headed to America and was beside herself with excitement. She was going to stay with an American family. She had seen old magazines from the 50’s showing children coming home from school to mothers, with apron on, in the kitchen pulling fresh-baked cookies out of the oven. She could hardly wait to be in this family structure of love which was so appealing to her. Her ideas about American life were views of a few decades back, and She expected to find them in the 80’s. She was deeply disappointed in the reality of seeing the American mom working, or on the road, or so tied up in social engagements that the family life she thought she would be exposed to no longer existed. The changes, of not only the father being the provider, but also the mother, has brought with it a heavy price.
 

The excuse, needing to work because we need the money, has no strength because in a time when households were not so affluent and really were in need of money, mothers did not work outside the home. They were homemakers. Now, today, when there is more affluence and the reality that mothers do not have to work, mothers are working to have more; and if not working, then they are following outside interests, family no longer being their sole interest. Yes, some mothers have to work, but this is because we, as a society, did not follow God’s precepts, and divorces, abuses, etc. have resulted in situations where mothers are where they should never be. The past cannot be changed, but from “today,” now, a new attitude must prevail so that in the future, from this moment forward, at all cost, mothers are to be at home with their children.
 

All of the above and the desires of Our Lady of Medjugorje can be proven in the following profound way. Our Lady’s apparitions receive complaints of doubts from priests, theologians, and others. They say that they cannot be authentic because they are everyday. Others have said the messages are nothing, repetitive, too simple to be of real value, or ask how they are expected to believe that everyday Our Lady is going to appear at a certain time – it is too much!
 

A Protestant psychotherapist who became a Catholic through the Eucharist, after going to Medjugorje, told the late Fr. Slavko a profound statement, full of wisdom. Once you read what follows, it is hard not to see the truth of family and Our Lady’s call for the return of Motherhood and Wifehood.

Psychotherapist: “I am now convinced that it is truly the Holy Virgin who appears in Medjugorje.”
Fr. Slavko: “For what reasons?”
Psychotherapist: “For three reasons: the first, because She appears in a very punctual way. The second, because She says simple things, and the third, because She appears every day.”
Fr. Slavko: “But it is just these three things which present difficulties to the theologians! Why did these points convince you?”
Psychotherapist: “Because as a psychotherapist I regularly see in people the anguish and profound problems that today are due to the absence of the mother in the families. Society itself is ill because of this absence. There are divorces. And the mothers prefer to go out to work, they have areas of interest other than their children. Now it is precisely these three points ‘punctuality, simple language, and the daily presence of the mother’ which are the most necessary for the proper development and for the balance of the child. In Medjugorje, it is truly the Mother who comes, because She remains with us. She gives us precisely these three things which we are lacking. It is the way in which She appears that touches me: She heals us from any of the ill effects of absence.”
 

Most of this writing is encompassed in the above paragraph. There is nothing we can add, so we close with a letter from a mother who has discovered the truths above.
 

“Recently, I was inspired to sew a dress for each of my three small daughters – something I had never attempted before as I never seem to have the time to devote to such a task. While sewing, I consecrated each stitch to Our Lady and prayed She would inspire in me Her thoughts. I began to think of what tremendous love Our Lady must have put into Jesus’ clothes, knowing Who He was, making them perfectly, never cutting corners, always diligent, wondering of the places He would be when He would wear them. How did Jesus feel wearing them? Maria Valtorta, in her accounting of the life of Christ in Poem of the Man-God, wrote that women came to Our Lady for advice and help in dying their material, as She was so good at this. It also brought to mind that in this day and age of technology, and everything “fast, convenient and easy” – nobody sews anymore. Indeed, it is less expensive to go out and buy a dress already made. Love, even in this small aspect, has been removed from mothers. Peace is removed as she shops in department stores, children in tow, trying to stay on top of everything. I think that sewing clothing for our children is such a boost to motherhood. While making these dresses, my husband had taken a couple of occasions to be with the children so I could have some quiet time for sewing. It was special time for them. It was meditative, yet productive time for me. During busier times of sewing, the girls gathered around the sewing machine, just watching and asking questions on occasion. It was a witness for them of a mother’s love for them, and what joy they felt, getting measured, and anticipating the finished dresses.
 

“This was a very real reinforcement of love between mother and child: mother, putting love into the garment, caring for the child, and the child, who develops a higher respect, being recipient of this personal attention from mom. My daughter really felt like this was the prettiest dress in the world – better than anyone could ever buy – which raises her views and respect of her mother.
 

“Overall, I believe mothers of today have been robbed of so many sources that help lift our vocation, all in the name of ‘liberation.’ ‘Women’s liberation’ has done more damage and destruction than we can ever know, to womanhood, to motherhood. The only way to ever regain or capture the true gift and spirit of this holy and chosen vocation is to keep our eyes, our hearts, our hands, on, close to, and in Our Most Holy Mother, the pure, Blessed Virgin Mary, model of perfect motherhood.”
 

Wives and moms make a decision for a change in life. Give up a job, down-size, to be home with your children and husband. Better to live in a small house, even a manufactured home, in a rural area than a bigger house in a subdivision that keeps life broken in regards to family life, doing what everybody else is doing. Our Lady of Medjugorje said in 1984:
 

“If you want to be very happy, live a simple, humble life, pray a great deal, do not delve into your problems, but let yourselves be guided by God.”
 

If you have the book How To Change Your Husband, reread it. If not, order it immediately and also order one for a friend you know who is in need.

In the Love of Our Lady,

Friend of Medjugojre

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  1. God Bless Caritas and thank you for imitating Our Lady. She never gives up on us. She constantly encourages us. She even picks us up and carries us along. How we need Her! Thank you to Francine. Our Lady’s encouragement is so needed.

  2. God Bless Caritas and thank you for imitating Our Lady. She never gives up on us. She constantly encourages us. She even picks us up and carries us along. How we need Her! Thank you to Francine. Our Lady’s encouragement is so needed.

  3. God Bless Caritas and thank you for imitating Our Lady. She never gives up on us. She constantly encourages us. She even picks us up and carries us along. How we need Her! Thank you to Francine. Our Lady’s encouragement is so needed.

  4. Thank you for encouraging us to pray the Patriotic Rosary. The night before the election, a large crowd gathered at our Catholic Church to pray the Patriotic Rosary, singing all of the songs. As tears fell during the singing, it was obvious that everyone realized the magnitude of this election. When the results came in throughout the night, we stopped to pray often, and we lit a blessed candle. Only our Mother Mary could have done this. Thank you!

  5. May God continue to richly bless us all. Thank you for waking us up & getting involved. I pray God’s blessings upon this nation & it’s people. We need to walk along side President elect Trump, & all our good Godly leaders. Pray for them, our nation, it’s people & our world. The peace of Jerusalem, Israel that we may live in peace. Thank You, Lord for this awakening! We love You. Thank you Mary for helping us.

  6. May God continue to richly bless us all. Thank you for waking us up & getting involved. I pray God’s blessings upon this nation & it’s people. We need to walk along side President elect Trump, & all our good Godly leaders. Pray for them, our nation, it’s people & our world. The peace of Jerusalem, Israel that we may live in peace. Thank You, Lord for this awakening! We love You. Thank you Mary for helping us.

  7. After listening to this I again selected a random message… “Dear children, from today on I would like you to start a New Year, the Year of the Young People. During this year pray for the young people; talk with them. Young people find themselves now in a very difficult situation. Help each other. I think about you in a special way, dear children. Young people have a role to play in the Church now. Pray, dear children.” With all the young people today who are so misled we need to help them see the straight path

  8. This is a wonderful and motivating article. It is very difficult in today’s world to be a stay at home mom. I have been home with my daughter for almost two years now and notice how other women will try to put me down for staying home. I pray for those parents in our society who care more about materialistic items then they do their own children. I also pray for the children who are raised in daycare centers from 6 weeks old on bc both parents are working to “keep up with the Jones’s.”

  9. This is a wonderful and motivating article. It is very difficult in today’s world to be a stay at home mom. I have been home with my daughter for almost two years now and notice how other women will try to put me down for staying home. I pray for those parents in our society who care more about materialistic items then they do their own children. I also pray for the children who are raised in daycare centers from 6 weeks old on bc both parents are working to “keep up with the Jones’s.”

  10. I Loved the way the Psychotherapist wrote about the Blessed Mother. It all makes perfect sense now! Thank-You for this

  11. The Holy Spiirt works in wonderous ways. This article is a confirmation for me. Earlier, I was reading “Grace Cafe” by Donaa Marie Cooper-Boyle and the chapter I was on said the same thing as this article. I was a victim of “feminism”. I had no idea how to be a stay at home wife and mother, and for the longest time, fought it and sought my own identity, through work. I still have a hard time putting people first because I get so absorbed in my work, but God is good, and so is my husband.

  12. I have not been working for about almost a yrs. I do find some confort in the God and the only one that goes to church on sunday. Im trying to work with my kids to make a better life for them. Im so glad i read this to day i needed it. less money is hard an my husband thinks no one respects him and we do and love him. I pray and hope we can keep our home i think my kids are more stable since i have been home. Its been a bad day.

  13. I agree with this beautifully written article. To be a mother is the highest calling, the highest vocation and highest honor there is. “The world” does not think so – but that explains the state of the “world”. To the “world” -I have no status, prestige or titlte. Tremendous peace and reward come from serving my family and seeing them cared for. My mentor is Our Lady. I am available to family as a priority – I quit work, we are downsizing and simplifying. I have PEACE – Linda

  14. This is is absolute truth. How many families have no provider because so many families now have two providers, taking the jobs? How many in this secular world have the vision or understanding to perceive this and the danger it poses? Does this not even more strongly emphasise the need for Our Lady’s triumph through Medjugorje? Support Mej.com!

  15. This is is absolute truth. How many families have no provider because so many families now have two providers, taking the jobs? How many in this secular world have the vision or understanding to perceive this and the danger it poses? Does this not even more strongly emphasise the need for Our Lady’s triumph through Medjugorje? Support Mej.com!

  16. This is so true about living a simple lifestyle rather than in a bustling city. We’ve lived in the rural areas all my life and we have always enjoyed the quiet and serenity that it brings. Being as our nearest neighbor was over a half a mile away, it also helped us to remain close as a family since outside of school, my siblings and parents were the only ones near enough to hang out with. We are so blessed by Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje. Thank you, Lord, for sending her!

  17. This is so true about living a simple lifestyle rather than in a bustling city. We’ve lived in the rural areas all my life and we have always enjoyed the quiet and serenity that it brings. Being as our nearest neighbor was over a half a mile away, it also helped us to remain close as a family since outside of school, my siblings and parents were the only ones near enough to hang out with. We are so blessed by Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje. Thank you, Lord, for sending her!

  18. I agree wholeheartedly in your article. To be a mother is a great dignity and the most important role in a woman’s life if she has children. My Mom worked when I was little because my Dad made her work and would not let her stay home with us. My Grandmother lived with us and she stayed home with us and I loved her and felt closer to her than my Mom and Dad. My parents were always in a rush, no time to even give me a hug or even talk with me. I felt invisible. Mary is my loving mother now 🙂

  19. I agree wholeheartedly in your article. To be a mother is a great dignity and the most important role in a woman’s life if she has children. My Mom worked when I was little because my Dad made her work and would not let her stay home with us. My Grandmother lived with us and she stayed home with us and I loved her and felt closer to her than my Mom and Dad. My parents were always in a rush, no time to even give me a hug or even talk with me. I felt invisible. Mary is my loving mother now 🙂

  20. Hortencia Núñez Villalon

    I’m a Teacher. For many years 100% of my time has been dedicated to work as any job demands constant professional improvement. Courses, Projects, Conferences, etc. Result? I’m an excellent professional with low salary and a sad life at home. No time for cleaning, cooking, checking homeworks. No friends, no games, no birthday parties… they in front of tv as only companion. Now they’re 18 and 13 and they think I don’t love them. There’s a great emptyness in their heart.

  21. Hortencia Núñez Villalon

    I’m a Teacher. For many years 100% of my time has been dedicated to work as any job demands constant professional improvement. Courses, Projects, Conferences, etc. Result? I’m an excellent professional with low salary and a sad life at home. No time for cleaning, cooking, checking homeworks. No friends, no games, no birthday parties… they in front of tv as only companion. Now they’re 18 and 13 and they think I don’t love them. There’s a great emptyness in their heart.

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