Pope Francis: women first and foremost in transmitting faith
Faith…is a gift that passes from generation to generation, through the beautiful work of mothers and grandmothers, the fine work of the women who play those roles…
It occurs to me: why is it mainly women, who to pass on the faith? Simply because the one who brought us Jesus is a woman. It is the path chosen by Jesus. He wanted to have a mother: the gift of faith comes to us through women, as Jesus came to us through Mary.
~ Pope Francis in his homily at Monday morning Mass, January 26th at in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican.