July 2nd, is the Feast of Expectant Mothers. A festival from ancient Rome, in which pregnant women gathered at temples throughout the city to receive blessings and honor goddesses associated with birth and fertility.

Honor the life force that allows the human species to continue and the women who manifest it. If you know someone who is pregnant, visit her today—take her out to dinner, go shopping, or do something else festive. Otherwise you could donate some of your time and resources to an organization that caters to pregnant women.

Here is a blessing you can say privately or write in a card if you know someone who would appreciate it:

Blessed be the life-bearers
Who bring new souls into the world.
Blessed be the babies
Who are our hope for the future.
Blessed be the mothers and fathers
Who raise them to be good people.
Blessed be the pregnant women
For they are precious beyond price.

By Elizabeth Barrette

One Response to The Feast of Expectant Mothers

  • A single reference to this from any primary or secondary source? What was the Latin name for it? I adore the idea, but as a scholar I must call BS until you cite some source.

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