Sri cautions the reader not to confuse the royal dignity of the Mother of
God with views of queenship based on abstract metaphysics or Western political monarchies.
Peter's Square in Rome, His Holiness Pope John Paul II proclaimed Gianna Beretta Molla, Mother of
a Family, "Blessed." From that moment onward until today, the number of friends of my mother in Canada has grown to be so many.
In her Washington Post Magazine story about mothers and work, Tracy Thompson tells the story of Ana Kinney, a hairdresser, the mother of
two young children, and a reluctant primary breadwinner since her husband's business venture had folded.
Perhaps the Mother of
the Year Award should indeed o to Dolores Claiborne.
Only the most misguided theologian would suggest that honouring the mother of
Our Lord somehow displeases Him.
Only extended time away from family and the workplace would enable "the burdened mother of
today [to] achieve a real recovery." 
("I shuddered to think of being the mother of
children that should be owned by my old tyrant" [385-86].) When she learns that he is building her a cottage in which to consummate their liaison, she dematerializes, figuratively speaking, in order to waft between the rock and the hard place and, incredibly, locates a mediating space among her grandmother's impossible moral code, the loss of her chosen first love, Mrs.
She is the mother of
the welfare state, the progenitor of the nanny state and its resentful children.
Rolheiser's credal statement, "One Lord, One baptism, and One God who is Father and Mother of
One physician noted that the mother of
one patient fired thirteen wet nurses in fourteen days.
After accusing her mother of
laughing at God, she says:
Fortunately however, the love of the natural mother of
Jesus is available to all without exception.
In our analysis, attention is primarily directed to the survival prospects of the child in four different family contexts; the mother of
the child has died, the father has died, the surviving parent has remarried and the child lives in a complete family.
It is a strange thing: feminists want to nail a female god to the cross, but the Mother of
God they reject.
For tho' it be such a favour to be the Mother of
many, yet there are Greater favours than this to set our Hearts upon; and it may be you in your Espousals to Christ have much more to satisfie your Soul in; or at least thither let me direct you."(83) For women who could not fulfill their highest earthly duty, and receive the honor due them as good mothers, only the hope of an eternal reward could give solace.