Moms: Are We Raising Future Saints?


moms_saintsThis article from the Catholic News Agency entitled Vatican paper looks at faith connection between saints and their mothers caught my attention today. I would love to get my hands on the book profiled in the article, Mothers of Saints by Albina Henrion.

The article quotes Paul VI as having said, “We, they tell us, all live more or less from that which a woman has taught us in the sublime dimension. And boys feel it more than girls, because of nature… priest-sons even more strongly, because they are consecrated to solitude.”

During this Year for Priests, I find myself as a mom of two sons continually praying for them in their future vocations.  Whatever life God calls them to, they will need constant prayerful support and encouragement.  Being a mom is a lifetime job, and this article underscores once again the crucial role we play in transmitting our love of the faith to our children.  God only knows how many of us are raising the future priests, lay leaders and saints of our Church!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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