The joy of love: (Pope Francis)

A mother joins with God to bring forth the miracle of a new life.  Motherhood is the fruit of a “particular creative potential of the female body, directed to the conception and birth of a new human being”. (168)

Mothers are the strongest antidote to the spread of self-centred individualism.  It is they who testify to the beauty of life.  Dear mothers, thank you.  Thank you for what you are in your family and for what you give to the Church and the world.  (174)

A mother who watches over her child with tenderness and compassion helps her or him to grow in confidence and to experience that the world is a good and welcoming place.  (175)