Today we joyfully celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother! Mary made herself known to me in an extraordinary way when I was just a little girl, and she waited patiently for me, with a mother's love, while I wandered in the darkness for many years. I thank my wonderful parents, and my father especially, for instilling in my heart a deep love for Our Lady.
To honor our Heavenly Mother on her birthday, please leave a comment telling us what she means to you, how she has affected your life and faith journey, or how she has led you to her Divine Son. I can't wait to hear!
"The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy,
because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed,
and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy."
-- Saint John Damascene, Father and Doctor of the Church
|Mary, Mother of God, by Tracy L. Christianson|
“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary,
whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.”
-- Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church