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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Through the Heart of a Mother

Mrs Monica Seeber (1928-2009)

"A vocation comes from the heart of God, 
but goes through the heart of a mother," wrote Pope St Pius X. 
Today, the third Anniversary of the death of Mrs Monica Seeber,
the Mother of our Father Anthony Mary, F.SS.R.,
Father sung a Mass of Requiem in Our Lady's Chapel, Stronsay.
To few people could the words of the Holy Pope 
be more truly applied
than this wonderful lady.
 The Collect for the Deceased Mother of a Priest
O God, who hast commanded us to honour
our Father and our Mother;
in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my mother,
and forgive her her trespasses;
and make me to see her again in the joy of everlasting brightness.
 Through Christ our Lord.
Crossing with Father this morning 
from Papa Stronsay to Stronsay
on his way to remember his dear mother
at the Altar of God
 one could not help be reminded
 of this image of the
 Mother of all priests with her son, 
St John, the Model of all priests;
and of the words of Mrs Seeber's holy patron, St Monica
to her priest son St Augustine,
"One thing only do I ask of you,
 that you remember me at the Altar of Our Lord
 wherever you may be."
The Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen wrote:
"As God consulted with Mary
to ask if she would give Him a human nature,
so He often consults with the mother of a priest
to ask her consent to the continuation of His priesthood."

What a beautiful tribute this morning of a priest son
to his beloved mother
who most surely gave that consent with all her heart.


Zephyrinus said...

What a wonderful Post.

All true.

All Divine.

All comforting.

May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Faithful love reaching from time into eternity through the most efficacious means by which this can be done, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Thank you brother for this beautiful post in honour of a wonderful mother. There is nothing quite so sweet as to offer the Holy Sacrifice for one's mother. What a joy to be able to do this service for her. May she rest in peace.
Fr Anthony Mary, F.SS.R.

Anonymous said...

God be praised for giving us three mothers: the Holy Church, the Blessed Virgin, and the natural one!

- joyer

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