ARE YOU WEARING DUNG-COLOURED GLASSES? Ah, we love to make fun of those in love, the young and the naive who view the world through rose-colored glasses. But what about the rest of us, those of us who wear dung-colored glasses? We should chuckle just as loudly when we realize this tendency to see darkly.…… Continue reading Two Articles Published on Catholic Stand Dec.5 and 6
I have experienced a bit of the shock and wonder that Mary must have gone through when the angel Gabriel announced that she would become a mother. I can only imagine her initial sense of bewilderment at the idea of becoming a virgin mother of God; just becoming an ordinary mother was dramatic enough for…… Continue reading Saying ‘Yes’ to the Unexpected with Mary
Recently, I decided to write an article about someone who deserves to be commemorated. The first person to pop into my head, was my five-week old old granddaughter, not some famous person who has accomplished great deeds. What I found most startling about this little person, called Lila, was a look of utter surprise as…… Continue reading 7QT Friday- Honouring the Courage of Newborns
One afternoon before a special occasion, I was ironing cotton dresses and shirts for church the next day. Six year old Mara watched for a while and then pointed to the iron and asked, “What is that mummy?” I laughed because I realized that this little girl had never seen me iron; I usually used…… Continue reading When Life is Stripped Down to The Basics
Pregnant with my seventh child, I was bedridden in the high-risk, neo-natal wing of the maternity ward for a week while waiting for a housekeeper to come to run my home and help tend my six children. I faced 6 months of bed rest but that one week gave me perspective and kept me from…… Continue reading Protecting Life in a Neonatal Wing
When God called me to be a mother and not a missionary or a contemplative, I was disappointed. I longed to surrender my whole life to God as a consecrated nun. Little did I know that mothering WAS my path to His heart. Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed to anything I could have imagined…… Continue reading Becoming a Mother
Is it true that once you have a child, you life is not your own? A child’s whole world revolves around his mother for at least 3 years. In fact infants have no sense of an identity separate from their mother till after the “terrible two” are over. The bonding between mother and baby is…… Continue reading Is a Mother’s Life Her Own?