On this Mother's Day, we give thanks to God for the gift of women religious to the Church in the United States. They educate our children. They teach us how to pray. They run our soup kitchens. They protect the poor. And they lobby our politicians. They truly are the backbone of the Church of the United States.
Thank you, women of God, for your service to the faith of Jesus Christ. You enliven our faith and make us closer companions of the Lord. We promise to keep you and your various ministries in our prayers.