Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sept 8th, Birthday of Mary, Mother of God!

     Mary was born to be the mother of the Savior of the world, the spiritual mother of all men, and the holiest of God's creatures. Because of her Son's infinite merits, she was conceived and born immaculate and full of grace. Through her, Queen of heaven and of earth, all grace is given to men. Through her, by the will of the Trinity, the unbelieving receive the gift of faith; the afflicted are tendered the works of mercy; and the members of Christ grow in likeness of their Head. In Mary all human nature is exalted. We rejoice in her birthday, as the Church has done from the earliest times.
       The Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated in the Church at least since the 8th Century.
        In celebrating the nativity of Mary, Christians anticipate the Incarnation and birth of her Divine Son, and give honor to the mother of Our Lord and Savior.
Lord God,
the day of our salvation dawned
when the Blessed Virgin gave birth to your Son.
As we celebrate her nativity
grant us your grace and your peace.
Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Things to do today: 
1) Learn some hymns or prayers to Mary. Sing and recite some today!
2) Take flowers to a chapel or statue of Mary
3) Have a birthday party in honor of Mary.  Teach someone else a little about her.

information was taken from as well as Women for Faith and Family

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pointed in the right direction?

"We must try to keep our hearts continually, unshakably serene throughout the vicissitudes of life. Even though everything turns and changes around us, we must ever remain steady-always looking, striving, and aspiring toward God! No matter what..." - Golden Counsels of Saint Francis de Sales