Open Thread, Sunday 12 May 2013, Mothers Day

Madonna and Child, by Anton Raphael Mengs


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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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14 Responses to Open Thread, Sunday 12 May 2013, Mothers Day

  1. ZurichMike says:

    Lovely image for Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all you fabulous moms out there!

    P.S. ZurichMike as a wee lad had red hair just like Baby Jesus in this painting. Coincidence? Or polar opposites? πŸ™‚

    • And Mengs’ Madonna probably looks just like your sainted, Italian mother, right, ZMike? πŸ™‚

      • ZurichMike says:

        LOL! But of course!

      • ZurichMike says:

        Actually, my mom has dark hair and olive skin, and I was (and am) a pale redhead (I look a lot like my paternal grandfather). My mom recalls a story when I was a baby and I was happily sitting in the shopping cart while mom was grocery shopping, a shopper noticed me, told my mother how cute I looked, and then (which almost caused my mother to slap this woman upside the head), the woman asked “Is he yours?”

  2. Harvey says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Indeed! Happy Mothers Day to all! Here in the Front Range of the Rockies, it’s a beautiful, sunny, 70 degree morning. I’m in the middle of frying bacon in a skillet on the grill for use in Gruntessa’s baking experiments today. We’re hoping to get in a hike later while the weather’s good. Hope you have a great day, especially our moms like Bob, Freedom, Harvey, MRM, Aussie and the ladies over at PoliNation, like Chrissy, Hoot, GP, Ting, Frankly and others. Garnette, are you a mom? I feel bad that I don’t know! 😳 If I left anyone else out, please let me know!

  3. Most Gracious Heavenly Father,

    We thank You for our mothers to whom You have entrusted the care of every precious human life from its very beginning in the womb.

    You have given to woman the capacity of participating with You in the creation of new life. Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that blessing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children.

    Watch over every mother who is with child, strengthen her faith in Your fatherly care and love for her and for her unborn baby. Give her courage in times of fear or pain, understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt, and hope in times of trouble. Grant her joy in the birth of her child.

    To mothers You have given the great privilege and responsibility of being a child’s first teacher and spiritual guide. Grant that all mothers may worthily foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, Elizabeth, and other holy women who follow Christ. Help mothers to grow daily in knowledge and understanding of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and grant them the wisdom to impart this knowledge faithfully to their children, and to all who depend upon them.

    Assist all “spiritual mothers”, those who, though they may have no children of their own, nevertheless selflessly care for the children of others — of every age and state in life. Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women, whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness.

    We beseech You to send Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all mothers who sorrow for children that have died, are ill or estranged from their families, or who are in trouble or danger of any kind. Help grieving mothers to rely on Your tender mercy and fatherly love for all your children.

    We ask your blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted motherhood. May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen them. May they ever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord, and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self-giving love. May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come.

    We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. AMEN.

    Happy Mothers Day to All of the Mothers”
    Especially Mrs GFC who has given me the 10 best gems of my life! God Bless You For Your Great Gifts of Patience, Kindness, Thoughtfulness, Sacrifices….. & Love

    • Thanks for sharing this Grunt. I do wish many Americans would get their heads out of the sand and realize that their “childhood” dream of America is over! Wake up everybody and see the DARKNESS!!! Sonambulistic living is not possible now and accomplish what we need to do!
      We need to send alll these morons over their and leave them there permanently since they love their type of freedom, worship, womanhood, brotherhood, compassion, equality, freedom of speach, humanistic values, justic, patriotism, coice of wardrobes, rights, education systems, hospitols, charities, the overwhelming generousity of helping other countries out, worldwide contibutions to the hungry and the poor, overwhelming donations by theri citizens for relief to other countries because of disasters, and the beautiful way they dig the holes and pile up the stones when they stone a woman to death for having supposedly cheated on her slavehandler.
      Bleeping idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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