This Pious Tradition Rewards Mothers of Priests for Their Many Sacrifices

The Aleteia website has posted an article by Philip Kosloski describing a pious tradition involving amaniturgium. If you've had the privilege of attending the ordination of a priest, you may have witnessed this tradition. The mother of the newly ordained priest is presented with the linen towel (the maniturgium) used to wipe the sacred oil of anointment from the new priest's hands. The true reward is not the towel, but what the linen towel will obtain for the mother. Learn more by reading the article on the Aleteia website here.