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6 Essential quotes this Mother’s Day from saints who were mothers


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Cerith Gardiner - published on 05/08/22

These holy women embraced all that is beautiful in motherhood and their faith.

Happy Mother’s Day! On this day when we honor all the women who devote their lives to raising and nurturing children, we have found some essential quotes from some well-known saints who can appreciate the joys and hardships of being a mother.

These little pearls of wisdom can give us a boost when we’re feeling overwhelmed, as well as reminding us what is truly important in life:

The good Lord does not do things by halves; He always gives what we need. Let us then carry on bravely.” – St. Zélie Martin


Love and sacrifice are closely linked, like the sun and the light. We cannot love without suffering and we cannot suffer without love.” – St. Gianna Moretta Molla


Live simply, so that all may simply live.” – attributed to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

And although not a biological mother, St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a mother to the many she helped, and reminds us something so essential to motherhood…

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta

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