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Happy Birthday, Mother Mary! CATHOLIC FIRE - September 8, 2016 Your birth, O Blessed Virgin Mary, fills the whole world with a sweet consolation and a holy joy, because of you was born our Jesus, our God, who has taken away from us the curse in which we were plunged by the sin of our first parents, and filled us with all kinds of blessings. ~ St. John Vianney "The Immaculate Virgin…invites us not to fix our eyes on her but to pass beyond, and as much as possible, to enter into ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/happy-birthday-mother-mary.html
Happy Birthday, Mary! A Song of Praise From Poncho the Parrot SEASONS OF GRACE - September 8, 2016 "The Madonna in Prayer" by Sassoferato (via Wikimedia Commons) On September 8, we celebrate the nativity of the Virgin Mary, our mother. Unlike many other feasts on the liturgical calendar, Mary's birthday is not recorded in history. The date on which we remember her was chosen by the Church in the sixth century, because the Eastern Church begins its year in September. Franciscan Media offers a good explanation drawn ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/happy-birthday-mary-a-song-of-praise-from-poncho-the-parrot/
Nativity of the Virgin Mary ATONEMENTONLINE - September 7, 2016 ... mother, Eve, was transformed into joy." - St. John Damascene The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated as a liturgical feast at least from the sixth century. Its origin can be traced to the occasion of the consecration of a church in Jerusalem just inside St. Stephen's Gate, near the Pool of Bethesda, on the traditional site of the house of Ss. Joachim and Anne. Within a few years the liturgy was celebrated in Rome, having been ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/09/nativity-of-virgin-mary.html
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary BIG C CATHOLICS - September 7, 2016 September 8th, the Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, nine months after celebrating her Immaculate Conception. The feast of the nativity of Mary originated in 6th century Syria or Palestine. The French church contends that it was Saint Maurilius of Angers, whose evangelization helped Christianize Gaul, who established the feast in 430. It is from the later that the date of September 8th was ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/09/feast-of-nativity-of-blessed-virgin-mary.html
Saints of the Day: Joachim and Anne DA MIHI ANIMAS - July 26, 2016 The following comes from the CNA: On July 26 the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anne. The couple's faith and perseverance brought them through the sorrow of childlessness, to the joy of conceiving and raising the immaculate and sinless woman who would give birth to Christ. The New Testament contains no specific information about the lives of the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/07/saints-of-day-joachim-and-anne.html
Recent Dialogue With a Muslim Apologist ARTICULI FIDEI - June 11, 2016 ... be brutally honest, in the end, based on highly subjective theories. What I find particularly interesting is that much of his higher-critical work has received formidable criticism/s from both conservative and liberal scholars. The breadth, depth and complexity of the higher-critical method/s is so massive, it would be folly to attempt delve into the topic in any detail within the confines of a combox. ( link ) Brown's acceptance of higher-criticism concerning the Bible did not affect his view ...http://articulifidei.blogspot.com/2016/06/recent-dialogue-with-muslim-apologist.html