Old Calendar: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; St. Adrian, martyr
On Our Lady’s birthday the Church celebrates the first dawning of redemption with the appearance in the world of the Savior’s mother, Mary. The Blessed Virgin occupies a unique place in the history of salvation, and she has the highest mission ever commended to any creature. We rejoice that the Mother of God is our Mother, too. Let us often call upon the Blessed Virgin as “Cause of our JOY“, one of the most beautiful titles in her litany.
Destroying the curse, He gave blessing;
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the
from The Divine Office – Matins (Morning Prayer)