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To celebrate Mothering Sunday, Claire McCollum is in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, to meet remarkable women inspiring the next generation through their faith and devotion.

At the Sunday School of St Columb's Cathedral, Claire finds out about the remarkable 'adopt a granny' project, where children are building relationships with elderly parishioners. She joins the children as they prepare special Mothering Sunday goodie bags and hears from the ‘grannies' who so look forward to the children's visits.

Claire meets the family of Sister Clare Crockett, whose extraordinary story is inspiring millions around the world. Sister Clare was an ordinary Derry girl who became a nun and was tragically killed in an earthquake in 2016 whilst teaching children in Ecuador. Her sisters reflect on her life of devotion and her legacy.

And Claire meets two mothers whose firm friendship is inspiring peace and reconciliation across religious and political divides.

With hymns and songs from the Guild Hall in the heart of Derry, that's Songs of Praise for Mothering Sunday.

Music featured:

1. Now Thank We All Our God – Guild Hall, Derry/Londonderry
2. O Brother Man – Guild Hall, Derry/Londonderry
3. Come to Jesus – New Irish Arts
4. Make Me a Channel of Your Peace – Downpatrick Cathedral
5. The Gift Of Music – Margaret Keys
6. He Will Hold Me Fast – Guild Hall, Derry/Londonderry
7. Be Thou My Vision – Guild Hall, Derry/Londonderry

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