Happy Birthday, Dearest Mother!
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary!
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady is just like all of us! She had to be conceived in her mother’s womb, carried for 9 months, and then be born! She has a birthday, just like we do. Of course, we are conceived into all the generational sins and weaknesses that our family has collected. We need to be cleaned up by our Baptism and years of training and Sacraments, in order to even approach a state of holiness.
But Our Lady was conceived without sin by a prevenient grace from Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. It was a gift sent back in time by Jesus to the moment of her conception, so that she could protect and care for Jesus with all the graces needed
Still, Mary was born like all of us, and so the Church celebrates her birthday on September 8 each year. We need to celebrate this birthday!! Our Lady is our sister, our sweet companion in this life. She lived it just like we do. One day at a time!
We can pray our Rosaries with all our heart today, and give those prayers to Our Lady as our gift to her. She tells us that she needs our prayers. So let’s give them to her today.
Here is a lovely prayer that I found at this website of the Marian Sisters:
The prayer is introduced this way:
The liturgy today commemorates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast, very important to popular piety, leads us to admire in Mary the Child, the purest dawn of the Redemption. We are contemplating a little girl like every other, at the same time the only one who was “blessed among women” (Lk 1:42). Mary was the immaculate “Daughter of Zion”, destined to become the Mother of the Messiah. ~ St. John Paul II
“Queen of Angels, Thou are our Queen also; accept us as Thy servants. On this day, when the first movement of Thy holy soul was towards God, and the first smile of Thy lovely eyes was for Thy happy parents, may holy Anne allow us to kneel and kiss Thy little hand, already filled with the divine bounties of which Thou are the predestined dispenser. And now, grow up, sweet little one! Let Thy feet be strengthened to crush the serpent, and Thy arms to carry the treasure of the world! Angels and men, the whole of nature, God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, all are awaiting the solemn moment, when Gabriel may fly down from Heaven to hail Thee full of grace, and bring Thee the message of eternal love.” ~ Abbot Gueranger
Happy Birthday, dearest Mother Mary! We love you and celebrate with all of Heaven your birthday today!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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