As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, while we honor our earthly mothers (which we certainly should do because they do so much for us) and buy our gifts for them, we should also take the time to consider the Blessed Virgin Mary, our heavenly Mother, and what we might give Her for Mother’s Day. The entire month of May is dedicated to our Blessed Mother, but Mother’s Day is a special day set aside to celebrate all mothers and should in a special way include Mary, the Mother of all mothers. We can gift her with our prayers and sacrifices for sinners and in reparation for sins committed against Her Immaculate Heart and Her Son’s Sacred Heart.
St. Faustina records in her Diary that she gifted Jesus with a “spiritual bouquet” on the occasion of their perpetual betrothal, i.e. on the day of her final vows. This spiritual bouquet was made up of all of her sacrifices and sufferings undergone for love of Him. We can do the same thing for Mary as a gift to her on Mother’s Day. Consider recent sacrifices and sufferings that you’ve been through and gather them in your mind. You can offer them to Mary and use them to help Her and Jesus save souls and make reparation for your sins and the sins of the world, particularly those committed against Her Immaculate Heart.
Another great gift for Mary is the recitation of the Rosary. The Rosary is a very powerful weapon against heresy and the power of hell and it pleases Mary when we say it, especially when we do it daily, as She told the children at Fatima. If you have not begun this daily practice, Mother’s Day is a great day to start in order to show our love and appreciation for Mary and get her another gift. If you have not spoken to Mary in a while, She would be very happy to hear from you and would like to rekindle that relationship with you, Her child.
This Mother’s Day, we need to honor all of our mothers, including Mary, the Mother of us all. We should talk to Her and have a relationship with Her just like with our earthly mothers, and She deserves recognition and a spiritual gift on this day. St. Maximilian Kolbe tells us to never be afraid of loving Mary too much because we could never love Her as much as Jesus did, and Jesus wants us to love and honor Her as well.