Given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri.

I imagine the most terrifying moment in the life of new parents is when they first take their son or daughter home from the hospital. Now what? Being a parent is a wonderful, yet I suspect sometimes overwhelming experience. In the very high vocation that is motherhood, I suspect that the desire to see is most important. To see what kind of mother God wants a woman to be. To see how a woman becomes a woman of faith. To see that motherhood is about mistakes, joys, sorrows and pride.

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