Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Happy birthday!

Today is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In plain English, it's Mary's birthday.

Lots of Catholics have a soft spot for Mary, and lots of Catholic converts and reverts had a soft spot for her well before they came into the Church. I'm one of those. She has had her gentle guiding hand on my back all my life.

Photos: The Church of St. Ann in Jerusalem, purported to be the site of Mary's birth. January 2010.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

We celebrated Mary's birthday (yes, we talked about it in plain English too, including the fact that it's not some random date - just count back 9 months and you get the Immaculate Conception - go figure) in class today by saying some Hail Marys!