Mother's Day Breakfast 2021


It was wonderful to join with students and families this morning for our annual Mother’s Day breakfast.  Thank you to those families who were able to join us.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all Mothers, Grandmothers and special people who fill this role, every blessing for a very special day this Sunday. 

In reflecting on the role of mother, we need look no further than the perfect example set by Mary, our Good Mother.  As Mary’s example showed us, the role of mother is not always smooth sailing.  As Mary experienced, the role of mother was sometimes challenging and tinted with sacrifice.  The grace that Mary brought to her role is the same grace that we see each and every day in our encounters with our St Michael’s mothers.

A Blessing for a Mother

Your voice learning to soothe
Your new child
Was the first home-sound
We heard before we could see.

Your young eyes
Gazing on us
Was the first mirror
Where we glimpsed 
What to be seen
Could mean.

Your nearness tilled the air,
An umbilical garden for all the seeds
Of thought that stirred in our infant hearts.

You nurtured and fostered this space
To root all our quietly gathering intensity
That could grow nowhere else.

Formed from the depths beneath your heart,
You know us from the inside out.
No deeds or seas or others
Could ever erase that.

John O’Donohue
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