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?