Weekly Reflection from CPLO and the Jesuit Institute Week of 15 May 2017

by Paulina French

‘Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul’ – Dave Pelzer, A Child Called “It”

Our nation needs a mother. A mother who will take us out of this current crises. A mother who will hold her children’s hands during this difficult period. A mother who will help us to be the best that we can be. Where is she?

As some of us celebrated our mothers this weekend we were shocked by the news of mothers who lost their own children.

At a time when we are thanking God for the gift of mothers of this world we should remind ourselves that the world needs fathers too. Fathers to show our boy children how they should be treating girl children. With respect, dignity and love.


We thank you for the gift of our mothers

Help us to be strong as we stand and watch as our women and children are treated with disdain

Give us the courage to stand up for what is right

And to always show your love in the way we treat others


Mrs Paulina French

Paulina is a Chartered Accountant who spent a number of years working for an international auditing firm and with a major retail bank. She is married with two daughters. On the birth of her second daughter she left the corporate world and became a full time mom. She spent a few years doing some consulting work and used to work three mornings a week for the Jesuit Institute.

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