About the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast Day: September 8
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.
- About the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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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
Resources for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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.
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 reflection will help youth think about Mary’s fiat: “Let it be done to me”. This lesson plan also includes small group discussion questions.
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.
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.”