“The most important person on earth is a mother.
She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral.
She need not.
“She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral –
a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body…
“The angels have not been blessed with such a grace.
They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven.
Only a human mother can.
“Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature;
God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation…
“What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?”
— Cardinal Mindszenty