What these 3 “St. Teresas” would say to discouraged or frustrated mothers
Aleteia – 06/08/2021
When common temptations distract mothers from their vocation, they can find inspiration in the wisdom of these saints.
When we read stories of these three holy women, we realize they can be a true source of inspiration for any family’s daily life, with its moments of both joy and discouragement. So let’s look at the responses of these three saints to three common “temptations” of discouragement and frustration for mothers and fathers.
“My work is pointless,” “I’m tired of my children’s nonsense,” and “This feels as if it will never end!” These are thoughts and feelings that often come up in difficult times of parenthood, and to which Mother Teresa, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Teresa of Avila respond in surprisingly clear and relevant ways…