The Word Among Us

Easter 2012 Issue

Getting to Know My Mother

Mary's work is sometimes hidden, but she's no absentee parent.

Getting to Know My Mother: Mary's work is sometimes hidden, but she's no absentee parent.

A loving mother nurtures and cares for her children in countless ways, many of them hidden and unnoticed. And sometimes, it’s not until those children reach maturity that they begin to appreciate her and understand what she has done for them. In my relationship with Mary, I was one of those late bloomers.

I grew up in a Catholic family and attended a Catholic grade school, but for much of my life, I didn’t know Jesus’ mother very...

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