"The battleground is in the mind. We are going to have to equip young people to protect their minds early and also to give adults the tools to recover their minds."
The aim of Mothers of the Church is to highlight the importance and contribution of women within society and the Catholic Church. This initiative is designed to equip women with the confidence to offer their maternity in their home, communities, and parishes.
"Mothers of the Church is contemporary, balanced and thought-provoking-I love it! Every time I log in to the online course and watch one of the talks, I learn something new. This course has helped me grow in my faith... I feel more relaxed and happy in my relationships."
What is Mothers of the Church?
Mothers of the Church is composed of two courses, Year One and Year Two. It is an initiative promoting the importance and contribution of women within society and within the Catholic Church. The program introduces a role for women of all backgrounds and vocations, single, married, or within religious life. The Mothers of the Church initiative seeks to equip women with confidence in their ability to offer maternity in the home as well as in their communities and parishes. This course gives participants an opportunity to advance and explore both their personal development and faith.
Year One was run and filmed over the course of 2018/2019. The course is taught by Kathryn Clarke and Margaret McGahon. It covers key concepts such as Emulating Our Lady's Maternity, Attachment Theory, Communication and Conflict Management, The Impact of our Relationship with God on our Maternal offering, Mind and Mother, The Exterior and Interior Life, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, Boundaries, The Passion and Mind of God.
Year Two expands upon the foundational teachings of Year One and covers such topics as Deliberate Imagining, Radical Spiritual Acceptance, A Deeper Look into Boundaries, Relentless Gratitude, Unwavering Fidelity, Decisive Faith, and Willing Detachment. This course prompts increased self-awareness which prompts greater authenticity to self and others. We recommend taking Year One before progressing to Year Two.