Motherhood isn’t easy, and Satan loves to steal our joy. When you feel lonely, burdened, and worthless in your vocation, run to your Mother Mary. Here are 15 Marian quotes perfect for Catholic moms.
You’re lonely, but you’re never alone.
You’re bored, but you’re always busy.
You feel worthless even though they love you.
You feel guilty because motherhood is hard.
Sister, this is your vocation.
It is a calling that purifies your soul. Those short people who wreck the living room, knock Cheerios out of the pantry, and spray toothpaste all over the bathroom mirror are your pathway to holiness, assuming you can get past the frustration at the door.
Truthfully, that’s my sticking point: exasperation that won’t let me go. I love my children. I homeschool my children. I clothe and feed and bathe my children. And yet some days, all I can see is what I have done wrong, and what I have failed to do.
It’s a twisted highlight reel of shame – I’m lucky if I recognize the whisper.
Uncle Screwtape has come for a visit.
I’m making it easier for him to stay.
Satan loves nothing more than division.
He wants to separate us from the love of Christ, from the love of our children, from the love of our spouse, ourselves, our sanity – anything he can get his hands on. Most of all, he wants to separate us from the truth and beauty that is our motherhood, because we are a model of the woman who brought forth the savior of the world – a model of the person he hates more than anything God has ever created.
It’s a good thing we’ve got Mary on our side.
15 Marian Quotes Perfect for Catholic Mothers
Mary our mother sustains us in moments of darkness, difficulty, and apparent defeat. – Pope Francis
If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon Our Lady. Just say this simple prayer, “Mary, mother of jesus, please be a mother to me now.” I must admit, this prayer has never failed me. – Mother Teresa
Mary’s life shows that great deeds are accomplished through those that are the most humble. – Pope Francis
During little sufferings pray by making the invocation, “Mary!” and tell her you want it all to serve whatever intentions are most acceptable to her. Thus you put your sufferings like a chisel in the hands of a master sculptor. – St. Maximilan Kolbe
When you find yourself tossed by the raging storms on this great sea of life, far from land, keep your eyes fixed on this Star to avoid disaster. When the winds of temptation or the rocks of tribulation threaten, look up to the Star, call upon Mary! –St. Bernard
What she asks, she obtains. Her pleas can never be unheard – Bl Pope Pius IX
If you are in danger, if your hearts are confused, turn to Mary. She is our comfort, our help. Turn towards her and you will be saved. – St. Francis Xavier Cabrini
From Mary we learn to surrender to God’s will in all things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From we learn to love Christ her son and the son of God. – JPII
Let us run to Mary and as her little children cast ourselves into her arms with perfect confidence – St. Francis de Sales
What a joy to remember that she is our mother. Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear? – St. Therese of Liseux
If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you. – St. John Vianney
In the evening when you go to sleep, hold your beads, doze off reciting them, do like those babies who go to sleep mumbling, “Mamma! Mamma!” – St. Bernadette
So on days when you feel lonely, when you feel defeated and ignored by God, run to your Mother Mary.
Mary will sustain you, comfort you, pray with you. She will stand with you against that which seeks to tear you from the heart of Christ.
You are lovely. You are beautiful. You are worthy.
Let Mary walk with you toward her Son.