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|History Of Mothering Sunday by asuustrike1: 10:09am On Mar 25|
The celebration of Mothering Sunday began centuries ago. During that time, life was so very different than it is today. Because many families were poor and could not care for all within the poor household, younger children were sent away to live with wealthier families. There, these younger children became “domestic servants” and would be assigned to one or more household chores including washing clothes, lighting morning fires, cleaning, scrubbing floors, washing dishes, and any other chores assigned by the wealthy family members.
One day a year was set aside which allowed these domestic servants to return home to visit their mother, their family members and their church. This day was called Mothering Sunday. As these children were walking home for their visits, they would stop and pick wild flowers, which would be given as gifts to their mothers.
As the world continued to grow, fewer children were taken from their homes. By the early 1900’s, the day of Mothering Sunday had all but faded from observance in Europe.
Constance Penswick-Smith was born in Dagnall, Buckinghamshire in the year of 1878. Her father, Charles Penswick-Smith, was a vicar; her mother was Mary Caroline (nee Baylis). Constance was the third daughter of Charles and Mary. She was of great character and worked as a governess during her younger years. Around the same time in the United States, a woman named Anna Jarvis was focusing on creating a day in which all mothers across the United States would be honored.
After reading Anna’s story, Constance Penswick-Smith began a movement in England to reinstate the honoring of mothers throughout the English communities. The movement became her lifetime obsession. As she explained in her booklet The Revival of Mothering Sunday, first published in 1920, the real meaning of ‘a day in praise of mothers’ was fully expressed in the liturgy of the Church of England for the fourth Sunday of Lent when honour was given to mother church, mother churches (where baptism had taken place), and to earthly mothers.
Mother’s day, also sometimes referred to as Mothering Sunday is celebrated all over the world, but at different times of the year. In the UK and other protestant churches such Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian they always celebrate this occasion on the fourth Sunday of Lent, whereas in America it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May which many Pentecostal follow globally . Mother’s day and Mothering Sunday are two different things.
Candice worked diligently throughout her years to reinstate Mothering Sunday the way it once was celebrated. She wrote several books including “A Short History of Mothering Sunday”, “More about Mothering Sunday”, and “The Revival of Mothering Sunday: Being an Account of the Origin, Development and Significance of the Beautiful Customs which have Entwined Themselves Around the Fourth Sunday in Lent, the True and Ancient Day in Praise of Mothers”.
Candice did not want Mothering Sunday to be related to only one religion. Her vision was to have Mothering Sunday celebrated by all people. To accomplish this, she enlisted the aid of many of the local groups including the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, unions and even the Queen Mary in March of 1919.
Candice passed away in 1938. By this time, Mothering Sunday was being celebrated throughout England and its communities. Candice Penswick Smith had successfully integrated a special day to honor the mother church, the mother churches and the earthly mothers.
2019 mothering Sunday falls on 31/3/2019.
As we approach this season of celebration, set aside a day to honour your mother. Buy things she loves and cherish then ask her to bless you.
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by RomanGreen: 10:11am On Mar 25|
Truly mothers are special beings, they deserve more than a special day. Shout out to my Mother and all wonderful mothers out there, may God bless and keep you all alive to reap the fruits of your labor. Amen
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by asuustrike1: 3:14pm On Mar 29|
Happy mother's day
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by bro4u: 1:03pm On Mar 31|
We have close to eight Mother's day in a year, nine in a leap year...
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by Giddymoney(m): 1:04pm On Mar 31|
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by semyman: 1:05pm On Mar 31|
Hide your wives and male or female child from pastors
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by adekayo1234(m): 1:06pm On Mar 31|
Well well well
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by lilbest4(m): 1:14pm On Mar 31|
All these mother's day, women days girl child day is getting too much and boring already
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by Mario619(m): 1:17pm On Mar 31|
The history didn't go down well... Investigate more...
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by BRASH: 1:18pm On Mar 31|
obimlala:Is it only 4 lagos residents?
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by Firstorderwizard(m): 1:20pm On Mar 31|
If you go to Edo state, teenage babymama everywhere.
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by Kamxin(m): 1:26pm On Mar 31|
Mothering sunday has been cerebrated since 16th century in honour of Mother Mary ie Virgin Mary.
And not a 20th century invention
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by Nobody: 1:36pm On Mar 31|
Wait, how many Mother's Days are there in a year?
Asking for a friend
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by Arsenella007(f): 1:39pm On Mar 31|
The done start
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by Kamxin(m): 2:26pm On Mar 31|
|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by kelsidengkucio(m): 4:06pm On Mar 31|
Its an Anglican thing
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|Re: History Of Mothering Sunday by donkennyugochuk: 4:57pm On Mar 31|
Mother's, you are so great What words can describe you? You comfort in hard times You lift us up when we fall
Who can compare to you? Only you can do the way you do You are the Queen of every season Always caring without ceasing
In your wisdom there is safety In your care there is courage In your eyes there is hope With you nothing is impossible
We love you more than words can say You are precious in every way Thank you for being the woman you are You are appreciated today and always
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY *DONKENNY CARES*
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