Spiritual Mothers: Icons of Mary and of the Church
Pope Francis (May 8, 2013 >>>)
"Chastity generates spiritual children in the Church. ...May this joy of spiritual fecundity motivate your life; be mothers, as a figure of Mary, Mother, and of Mother Church. It is impossible to understand Mary without her motherhood; it is impossible to understand the Church apart from her motherhood and you are icons of Mary and the Church."
"What would the Church do without you? She would lack your motherhood, warmth, tenderness and motherly intuition!"