The Varied Vocations of Motherhood: Suffering Endured with Joy will Transform the World

This week we recognize the gift of femininity and the vocation of motherhood in its varied forms. We celebrate, as Pope Francis says, woman’s “great gift of being able to give life, of being able to give tenderness, of being able to give peace and joy.”

By: Kathleen Wilson, Founder of Mary’s Shelter

Kathleen Wilson is the founder of Mary’s Shelter, in Fredericksburg. She gave this talk on March 28 at the 2015 Women’s Conference, Suffering Endured with Joy will Transform the World.  Wilson discusses the joys of motherhood, how the experience of having children carried her back to her Catholic faith, how watching her sick child suffer united her to Mary, our Blessed Mother, and much more.

Click on the play button below to listen to it in full. We’ve also included a few key quotes in tweets below for your convenience.

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If you want to help Mary’s Shelter in a special way this week, watch their video below. They are challenging viewers this May 5 during The Community Give, The Community Foundation’s 24-hour online day of giving event to benefit local nonprofits.

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