The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Feast of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the birth of Our Blessed Mother. Her immaculate conception and birth prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. This feast day is celebrated annually on September 8.

Daily Mass Readings for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • First ReadingMicah 5:1-4A: “Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the time when she who is to give birth has borne, and the rest of his kindred shall return to the children of Israel.”
  • Alternate First ReadingRomans 8:28-30: “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 13: “With delight I rejoice in the Lord.”
  • Gospel Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23: “She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Quotes and Social Media Graphics for the The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

St. John Damascene on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Fiat – Reflection and Discussion Questions

This reflection will help youth think about Mary’s fiat: “Let it be done to me”. This lesson plan also includes small group discussion questions.

The Greatest Woman Ever (Video)

In this video, Bishop Robert Barron gives us an introduction to the Blessed Virgin Mary. “When we compliment Mary, we honor her and we praise her, how is God insulted by that? God is delighted by that because Mary is His masterpiece.”

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary and the Saints? A Lesson Plan

Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints? This lesson plan will help youth understand that it is like asking a friend to pray for you. And it points out that prayer is not the same as worship.

A Prayer of Faithfulness Based on Psalm 132

Psalm 132 was sung when the Ark of the Covenant was processed into the temple. Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant. This prayer is based on Psalm 132. This would be a good topic for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pope Cites Three Lessons from Mary

In his comments on this feast day in 2014, Pope Francis said we can learn three things from our Blessed Mother: Be joyful, help others, and never give up.

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