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Mothering Sunday

is Sunday in Mid-Lent, a great holiday, when the Pope blesses the golden rose, and children go home to their mothers to feast on “mothering cakes.” It is said that the day received its appellation from the ancient custom of visiting their “mother church,” and making offerings on the altar on that day. Used by school-children it means a holiday, when they went home to spend the day with their mother or parents.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mother Shipton
Mother of Believers
Mother of Books
Mother of Cities [Amu-al-Bulud]
Mother of Pearl
Mother of the Gracchi
Mother’s Apron Strings
Mothering Sunday
Motu Proprio
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Mouchard (French)
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Mountain (The) or Montagnards
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