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Michelle Nott discusses the importance of inviting the Holy Spirit into your vocation of motherhood. 

Take a deep breath in, and pray, 

“Holy Spirit, you are welcome here.” 

I find myself saying this prayer throughout my day now.  

Because motherhood is hard. 

Waking up to my kids’ chaos, rushing out the door to get the kids to school on time, keeping track of appointments and extracurriculars, fitting in time to write, working out, cooking, cleaning, etc. My mind is constantly going a million miles a minute and I don’t think it ever slows down.  

With all the chaos, it can be hard to tell if I am on the right path to holiness. 

It can feel difficult to implement my faith throughout my day when I’m trying hard to remember why I just walked into a room.  

Does this sound like your life too? 

How often do you feel like faith is hard to fit into your daily life? And how often do you wonder if you are on the right path? 

I invite you to reflect for a moment on the following question; How many things are you inviting into your life right now? (It can be activities, hobbies, people, etc.).  

And now reflect on how often you invite the Holy Spirit into your life. 




The Holy Spirit 

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. (Acts 2: 1-4) 


The apostles were all blessed with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to give them the courage to go out and proclaim God’s kingdom. As mothers, we can use the courage and grace of the Holy Spirit in our vocation too by inviting Him to be a part of our motherhood. Mary is the perfect example. 

Her fiat led to the pregnancy and birth of our Savior. And how did this come to be?  

And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” (Luke 1:35a).


She invited the Holy Spirit to change her life and by doing so, changed our lives as well. We, like Mary, are called to invite Him to bless our vocation of motherhood. 

The Holy Spirit can help guide us in our motherhood. He descended on the apostles at Pentecost and blessed them with the gifts they needed to fulfill their priestly vocation and guide others to the Church. As Catholics, we all receive the gift of the Holy Spirit during our Confirmation. During this sacrament, we are blessed with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and we can use it to grow our faith while leading others to God as well. 

In our motherhood, we use the gifts and graces we received from our Confirmation to help raise our children and guide them to the Church. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t call on the Holy Spirit for guidance anymore. In fact, He wants us to invite Him into our life so He can continue to bless us with new graces that will help us in whatever challenge we are facing at that time.  


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Inviting The Holy Spirit into Your Life 

I’ve found myself taking deep breaths and praying this simple prayer recently; “Holy Spirit, you are welcome here.” 

Before I begin to write: “Holy Spirit, you are welcome here.” 

During a bathroom break/escape from a noisy house: “Holy Spirit, you are welcome here.” 

This prayer helps me to refocus my attention on God. Much like the consolation a child receives from his/her parent, He comforts me while giving me the grace and guidance I need to pursue whatever task is at hand at that moment. 

I encourage you to start inviting the Holy Spirit into your vocation of motherhood. When you do, hopefully, you will be able to see the fruits He is giving you and your family and continue along the path God has set for you. 

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