Sarah has posted this month's "Mary Moments Carnival" up at Behold Your Mother.
The theme this month is "Mary, Mother of the Saints." The family aspect of the Family of God is something I really need to read right now.
My contribution this month was a reflection on the "Divine Mercy," as revealed to us through the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska. Her reflection on the necessary hiddenness of motherhood seems especially timely to me. This week my thoughts on motherhood (particularly adoptive motherhood) have drawn some fire. There are a lot of hurting, "hidden" mothers in the world. Mothers who, more than anything, are afraid of being forgotten -- or, worse, of never being known.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Bless all mothers everywhere
Those who are struggling
Those who are feeling lost
Those who want nothing so much as to hide.
Mary, Mother of saints and sinners alike,
Please pray for us. Amen.