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A Mother’s Day Prayer

Mother's-Day-Poem-irOn Sunday, May 8, mothers will be honored by their families and children as Americans celebrate Mother’s Day.

The modern American holiday was first celebrated in 1908. The holiday was created by Anna Jarvis, who had conducted a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The celebration of mothers became a national holiday in 1914.

The Sisters of Providence want to honor all mothers and Mary Mother of God this week with this prayer, “A Mother’s Day Prayer,” which was originally posted online on May 18, 2012:


mother of Jesus,

woman of Providence,

you formed your child’s faith

and led him to his destiny.

Living your life

in a real world, as a real woman,

you became a model for all women.

This special day,

as in all the days of my life,

I ask blessings for my mother

and for all women in my life

whose own faith and care

have been a life-long gift to me.


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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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  1. Christi Garcia on May 3, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Who wrote this prayer? It is beautiful and simple.

  2. Meg Devito on May 5, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you for such a meaningful and beautiful prayer. What a tribute to our Blessed Mother.

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