Today's mom seems more confident in her choices than those of earlier generations. Moms are stronger in knowing what they want for their kids and will do their very best to make sure it happens. Earlier saints had it much harder, bravely opposing arranged marriages out of a desire to consecrate themselves to God, or defying emperors to stay true to their faith. The 4th-century St. Catherine of Alexandria
is just one of many examples of incredibly brave women who inspire us today.