My dear Mother unexpectedly passed away from heart failure on May 26th. She was only 66, and enjoyed racing around the house and sidewalks after her grandchildren. Many thanks for all of the prayers; we have been lifted up by grace and Christian love. We always welcome more prayers for my mother, Pamela, and her large family. The other day at holy mass, I understood that she was joined in the maternity of Mary, in union with her, mothering the people of God here below. To those who knew her, it is not surprising, though it was a welcome theological insight.