Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Kate Winslet and the Queen on Motherhood


A number of today's papers report on the latest Honours Ceremony at Buckingham Palace. I was particularly struck by a brief exchange between the actress, Kate Winslet (who has been awarded a CBE for services to acting) and Her Majesty the Queen. The following quotation is taken from The Telegraph's report.

'The 37-year-old actress said it was an "unbelievable honour" and revealed that the Queen had congratulated her and asked about her enjoyment of acting.

"I said yes I loved it but not as much as I love being a mother. She said, 'yes well that is the only job' and I thought that was really touching." '

It's good to hear, amid all the brouhaha about women company directors, women bishops, career women, and all the rest, not to mention the ongoing acrimony about what constitutes a marriage and a family, someone actually acknowledging that motherhood is something of 'number one' importance. The sooner more people again acknowledge the value of mothers and the infinite preciousness and primacy of the vocation of motherhood, the better.

Three cheers for Her Majesty!

The type of a good mother
Maria, Mater admirabilis, ora pro nobis.

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