The Confraternity of Christian Mothers
glgas Wrote:I got suspicious by the name, for me fratres = brothers are males.

In the liturgy, "fratres" is used in the general sense of "brethren". When the priest says "orate, fratres", he speaks to the whole congregation, not only the males.

Also, as I understand it, "confraternity" often means something akin to co-ed. In other words, it's a group for both sexes.
(04-20-2009, 07:13 PM)libby Wrote: I like the little that I've read - except the remark about Mothers ruling the world.

Is this perhaps a paraphrase of the old saying "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world"?

I know this sounds silly -

but it's just that the phrase struck me as peculiar.

I like your version better, Sinner....and I agree with it wholeheartedly!


Anyway, I look forward to the next meeting which i believe is in a couple of weeks...and I'll let y'all know!

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