“At the heart of the Gospel is a 14 year old girl facing an unplanned pregnancy… and she chose life for Jesus.” – Matt Maher
For hundreds of years, Mary Gardens have been planted to celebrate Mary’s unique role as Jesus’ mother. These gardens commemorate her life & courageous response of “yes” to God’s will. The work of our Mary Garden Showers ministry is also inspired by the beauty & strength Mary demonstrated in her vocation of Motherhood.
Just as in a garden more & more flowers are encouraged to grow, we are encouraging more & more lives to be brought into this world. We believe that every new life is cause for celebration, as “all the flowers He has created are lovely.” – St. Therese of Lisieux
Mary Garden Showers seeks to empower & encourage women in crisis pregnancies. We believe that providing love & support through a shower assists the Mother in celebrating the joy of Motherhood & the new life God has given her.
We walk alongside each Mother and help her select items for her personal gift registry, providing baby care information & tips along the way when she has chosen to parent. Then we shower one Mother at a time, providing the individual attention she needs & deserves. People who wish to support these Mothers can bring gifts to a baby shower, send gifts to the addresses provided, or shop registries online & gifts will ship to the hosting Church. Additionally, gifts of prayer can be given here.
For Mothers choosing adoption, we will have blessing showers to support them in their time of need. These Mothers may choose to have a shower before or after the arrival of their baby. Through blessing showers, we aim to provide comfort and encouragement, and to give Mothers an opportunity to celebrate the life of their child.
Showers come with no strings attached & are facilitated with no judgement & no pressure – just love. Our sponsor groups have the unique opportunity & privilege of growing in friendship with these strong & courageous women.
Our goal is for Mothers to connect with the soul of this ministry – an outpouring & showering of Christ’s love & mercy. We also want to encourage women to follow the wonderful example of Mary, who chose to love & give life to Jesus.
Each Mother we shower receives a small plaque of Mary and Jesus, along with a framed copy of “The Most Important Person on Earth” reflection as a reminder of the incredible dignity & worth of this vocation. Thanks to the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, we are also able to distribute a beautiful canvas Divine Mercy image to each Mother.
We believe that if you love the Mother, she will have the love she needs to love her baby.