Happy birthday, Blessed Mother!

From the Sept. 7-8, 2013, bulletin of St. Martin of Tours parish, Gaithersburg, Md.

Nine months have passed since Dec. 8, when we celebrated the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (immaculate:  free of the “macula”/stain of original sin).  And so on Sept. 8 we celebrate the feast of her nativity or birth.  (This year, since Sept. 8 falls on a Sunday, the Sunday takes precedence in our liturgical calendar.)

The Church in both east and west has celebrated this feast since the 6th and 7th centuries.  We celebrate only three births liturgically:  (more…)

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