MARY, OUR MOTHER

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Blessed Virgin Mary: The highest human holiness is recognized and venerated by the Church



* September 8 – Nativity of the Virgin Mary – Our Lady of the Kneeling Woman (France, 1550)  * The highest human holiness is recognized and venerated by the Church ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
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September 8 – Nativity of the Virgin Mary – Our Lady of the Kneeling Woman (France, 1550) 

The highest human holiness is recognized and venerated by the Church


Holy card depicting the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Wikipedia)
The liturgical year comprises three cycles: Sundays, the feasts of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the celebrations of the saints. The first great feast of the cycle of the saints is that of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, celebrated on September 8th each year.

This feast is very old. It was celebrated very early in Constantinople and Jerusalem, but really took shape in Rome in the 7th century.

During this celebration, the faithful are placed in the presence of the highest recognized human holiness venerated by the Church: that of the Virgin Mary. The texts read and the prayers sung on this occasion aptly illuminate the meaning of the veneration that the Church has for Our Blessed Mother Mary.

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(Wikipedia)