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A Mother’s Day Message from Dr. Clark – 2019

Dr. Clark has recorded a Mother’s Day greeting for our homeschooling moms. We invite you to watch the video above. The transcript is provided below.

Hello, homeschooling Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!

For homeschooling families, Mother’s Day represents an added significance. It is the love and daily sacrifice of Mothers who make homeschooling possible.

Whether it’s reading to your children, or helping them with math problems, or saying the Rosary with your children, you homeschooling moms make homeschooling special, beautiful, and wonderful.

You may not always think about it as a wonderful and loving experience for your children but in the years to come, there will be occasions, such as on Mother’s Day, when your children will remember your teaching, they will remember your time with them, they will remember your concern for them, they will remember your prayers for them.

Your children will remember your homeschooling with love and your children will express in loving words their gratitude to you, not only on Mother’s Day but for the rest of their lives.

In the daily hustle and bustle of homeschooling math and science, history and book reports, we mothers must not lose sight of the eternal importance and the everlasting beauty of what we are doing for the wonderful heavenly future for our children.

On this Mother’s Day, let me assure you homeschooling mothers, Jesus and His mother are amazingly pleased with your home schooling work with your children.

Pleasing in His Sight

They are pleased with your sacrifice of time for your children. They are pleased with your daily dedication to teaching your children.

Make no mistake; you are living a hero’s life. And I am not the only one who says you are a hero.

The newly proclaimed Venerable Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty called mothers heroes.

The great Hungarian Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty, who suffered for years in a Communist prison, often spoke about his mother and her prayers for him. He regularly talked about the importance of Mothers.

Cardinal Mindszenty often said in his speeches:

“The most important person on Earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – [she has built] a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body… The angels have not been blessed with such a grace,” the Cardinal proclaimed. “The [angels] cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. But a human mother can.”

Cardinal Mindszenty continued: “Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers [and fathers] in performing this act of creation… What on God’s good Earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?”

Chosen by God

Cardinal Mindszenty said that each mother has been chosen by God … from all eternity… to be the mother and the teacher, of her children.

We mothers are not only to raise our children, not only to love our children, but also to teach our children about Jesus Christ and His love for us.

After Cardinal Mindszenty was released from a Hungarian prison, he visited Hungarian families who had escaped to the United States to work in the factories in Cleveland.

My mother and I attended Cardinal Mindszenty’s talk in Cleveland to the Hungarian refugees and to those who helped the Hungarians with providing food, homes, and jobs.

The Cardinal encouraged the refugees and talked about the support and encouragement he received from the prayers of his mother.

The Cardinal visited with many of us after his talk. I was fortunate enough to meet the Cardinal and talk with him. Several miracles happened that day in Cleveland in the presence of the saintly Cardinal.

My prayer for all of us homeschooling mothers on this Mother’s Day is that we remember what Cardinal Mindszenty said: “Mothers are closer to God than any other creature.”

If Cardinal Mindszenty were here today, he would tell you Mothers what he said on many occasions: You Mothers are doing the most important and the most loving mission on Earth: Teaching the Faith to your children.

Let us mothers pray to Jesus and His Blessed Mother to help us in our most important God-given work: Teaching the Faith to our children.

Remember the inspired words of Cardinal Mindszenty: “The most important person on Earth is a mother!”

Happy Mother’s Day!


About Dr. Mary Kay Clark

Director of Seton for more than 25 years. Dr. Clark left Mater Dei Academy and began teaching her children at home at seeing firsthand the opportunities and the pitfalls of private schooling. Meet Dr. Clark | See her book
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