Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Giotto, in the Scrovegni Chapel
Padua, Italy (c. 1305)


Happy Birthday, Sweet Mother Mary


The Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette invites you to join us as we give a loving tribute to Mary, the Queen of Heaven and Earth on her September 8th  birthday celebration.


We celebrate our Blessed Mother because she was created and brought into this world by God and born without sin. That alone is worth celebrating. 


On this day the Blessed Virgin Mary was born. Her birth brought us the dawn of hope, and salvation to the world. She is the sacred vessel and worthy Mother of the Son of God.


 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel.”  Matthew 1:23


In December we honor her Immaculate Conception.  In January we celebrate her as the Mother of God.  In August we celebrate her Assumption into Heaven and there are many other days throughout the year where we honor a unique aspect of her life.  But today is simply her birthday celebration!


 We celebrate Mother Mary simply for being herself.  We do not necessarily focus in on any of the unique, beautiful and profound aspects of her life.  We do not necessarily look at all she accomplished, her perfect yes to God, her coronation in Heaven, her assumption or any other specifics.  All parts of her life are glorious, beautiful, awe-inspiring and worthy of their own unique celebration. Today, we celebrate our Blessed Mother because she was created and brought into this world by God and that alone is worth celebrating.

All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.  Precious Jesus, through the heart of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, our Mother, we trust in Thee!


Pray the Rosary and wear the Brown Scapular.