We would like to pay homage to all brave mothers
who dedicate themselves to their own family without reserve,
who suffer in giving birth to their children
and who are ready to make any effort,
to face any sacrifice, in order to pass on to them the best of themselves…
How hard they have to fight against difficulties and dangers!
How frequently they are called to face genuine “wolves”
determined to snatch and scatter the flock!
And these heroic mothers do not always find support in their surroundings.
On the contrary, the cultural models frequently promoted
and broadcast by the media do not encourage motherhood.
In the name of progress and modernity, the values of fidelity, chastity, sacrifice,
in which a host of Christian wives and mothers have distinguished
and continue to distinguish themselves, are presented as obsolete.
As a result, a woman who is determined to be consistent
with her principles often feels deeply alone,
alone in her love which she cannot betray, and to which she must remain faithful.
Her guiding principle is Christ who has revealed the love which the Father bestows on us.
A woman who believes in Christ finds a powerful support
precisely in this love that bears everything.
It is a love that enables her to believe that all she does for a child conceived,
born, adolescent or adult, she does at the same time for a child of God.
St. Pope John Paul II