Grace and Generations: Your Turn

This Week on Mothering Spirit

Kirby’s essay explored the impact of generational trauma on motherhood.

Rakhi’s words beckoned us to pray for the grace to love deeper and wider, reaching out to all who need God’s justice and mercy.

Resources to keep reflecting

Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin Curtice, a Christian writer and citizen of the Potawatomi Nation.

A prayer to recognize Indigenous People’s Day, prayed in multiple Native languages.

The full text of Pope Francis’ apology for the Canadian residential schools. Visit the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission for context and the U.S. based National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition for resources for learning, advocacy, and healing including a free Truth and Healing Curriculum for a wide range of ages.

Want to pray with the world’s suffering right now? Here are a few places to give—or keep daily before your eyes:

Caritas of Puerto Rico & Caritas of the Dominican Republic to help after Hurricane Fiona

Catholic Relief Services for ongoing relief efforts in Ukraine

Caritas Internationalis for flooding in Pakistan

This Week’s Question for Readers

How has learning more about your family of origin shaped your parenting?

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