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Response to southerncrone (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 08:07 AM

8. Exactly...

This is precisely my point and why I had to ask for names, as I couldn't think of any -- including modern-day "leaders."

Pema Chodron is a prime example of this. She literally abandoned her role as mother to pursue her spiritual path. Certainly most moms do practice a practical spirituality day in and day out, but to be fully immersed in spirituality as their calling -- writing books, giving speeches, etc. -- seems to be in direct contradiction to being a mom.

I'll research some of the others above, especially Dorothy Day. But most are famous for something else and just happen to be spiritual (Maya Angelou is considered more of a poet than a spiritual leader, but her work is infused with spirituality, of course).

I was looking at this because I was specifically searching for spiritual leaders who are moms who have given VERY SPECIFIC advice about motherhood.

Even if they are moms, I haven't found much in the realm of spiritual advice in the realm of motherhood.

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