Stephen Colbert Remembers His Mother’s Gifts of Faith, Gratitude, and Family

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:27 am

Stephen Colbert Remembers His Mother’s Gifts of Faith, Gratitude, and Family

Stephen Colbert’s moving tribute to his mother Lorna has touched all of us on staff this week. Yes, it is touching and might get you choked up a bit. Not to be overlooked are his insights into his mother’s Roman Catholic faith and her deeply held values:

“She knew more than her share of tragedy — losing her brother and her husband and three of her sons. But her love for her family and her faith in God somehow gave her the strength not only to go on but to love life without bitterness, and to instill in all us a gratitude for every day we have together.”

As I raise my children, I think of how I can imbue my children with these life lessons about being grateful for every single day we have on this planet.

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is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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