Today I had the pleasure of pondering Heidi Hess Saxton's new book, Behold Your Mother. The fruit of prayer and study, this short but poignant series of meditations weaves together quotes from Sacred Scripture and Church documents with poetry and personal anecdotes. Heidi has a straightforward style which effectively communicates profound truths amid the humor and heartbreak of being a modern wife and mother. The experience of being an adoptive parent has given Heidi insight into the maternal mediation of Mary for the adopted children of God that would have been difficult to gain any other way.
Behold Your Mother is an excellent book for quiet meditation. It is made to be shared as well; the chapters are short enough to be read aloud at the dinner table to the entire family during the month of May. Reading it led me to see the Blessed Mother through new eyes. Heidi's reflections can only help to deepen devotion and love for the Holy Mother of God. Share