Honoring your mother

A mother takes her child in a stroller for a walk May 5. Whether it's time together, flowers, prayers or a token item, all mothers are honored in special ways on Mother's Day, which is May 10 this year. (Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN)
A mother takes her child in a stroller for a walk May 5. Whether it’s time together, flowers, prayers or a token item, all mothers are honored in special ways on Mother’s Day, which is May 10 this year. (Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN)

Mother’s Day is near. Here are some ways to honor her:

  • Prayer — Family Rosary is offering the cyberspace community the chance to send free e-greeting cards all month long to their mom or other woman with whom they have a special connection. Users can choose one of seven prayers to send with it.
  • A new family photo — Throughout May, 100 percent of session fees through Tosh Imagery will be donated to Maggie’s Place, according to the Maggie’s Place website.
  • A card — Proceeds will benefit Maggie’s Place, which embraces women facing unplanned pregnancies and have no system of support into a home community. Buy online or at its corporate office. Order online by today to ensure on-time delivery.
Evita Ravet, 8, places a crown of flowers onto the head of a statue of Mary during a May Crowning ceremony at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Austin, Texas, May 3. (CNS photo/Tom McCarthy Jr.)
Evita Ravet, 8, places a crown of flowers onto the head of a statue of Mary during a May Crowning ceremony at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Austin, Texas, May 3. (CNS photo/Tom McCarthy Jr.)
  • ‘Behold Your Mother’ — Catholic Answers announced a 40 percent discount for the e-book or hardcover version using the promo code “mother.” The discount is good through Mother’s Day.
  • Mother Mary e-book — Features 20 artworks of apparitions, icons and shrines worldwide with printable and colorable material making it a good gift for a child to give his or her mother so the two can grow closer to their Blessed Mother together. Order from Happy Saints.

UPDATE May 5

  • Dinnertime conversations with mom — Taking mom out? Get some ideas for conversation topics from these children in the Family Dining Room of our St. Vincent de Paul.
    Should you feel inspired to support its mission, the society offers a custom giving guide that will allow you to honor mom too.