Mothers are the heart of the family and a culture of life, we pay tribute to the love and often heroic sacrifice that Mothers make in nurturing new life especially those mothers who rejected abortion and choose life for their unborn child in the face of abandonment by the father, these are truly heroic women.
We should also reach out with compassion to those mothers who were coerced into having an abortion and are now faced with a lifetime of grief and sorrow. The late Cardinal Mindszenty said that the most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honour of having built Notra Dame Cathedral .
She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any Cathedral a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body… The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a mother can.
Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation… What on God’s earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother.
Right to Life New Zealand Inc.