Let us celebrate with joy the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for from her arose the sun of justice, Christ our God!
Image: ‘The Birth of the Virgin’, fresco by Juan de Borgoña
Typically Church to celebrates a saint’s death day instead of their birthday. The birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an exquisite exception, however, since “her soul was the space from which God was able to gain access into humanity” (Pope Benedict XVI).
O, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!