Happy Birthday to the Mother of God!

“Come, one and all, let us joyfully celebrate the birth of the joy of all the world! Today, departing from the nature of earth, heaven has been formed upon earth. This day is the beginning of the world’s salvation.”

(St. John Damascene)

Nine months after celebrating the Immaculate Conception, the Church celebrates the Birth of Mary.

Today is one of my favorite feastdays. In reading my posts you know why. I thank God for the Beautiful Dawn! I’ve received so much through her.

Your Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, was the herald of joy to the whole world; since from you arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, who, destroying the curse, bestowed the blessing, and confounding death, rewarded us with life everlasting.

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