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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8, 2017

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast of the Nativity
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pray the Scriptures for this feast. For a video reflection, click HERE, then scroll down and click on today’s date. Read the Gospel more deeply with lectio divina.

Hymn for the Day: Sing We of the Blessed Mother
Pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

FAQ about the Blessed Virgin, from the American bishops

Send an e-card on Mary’s feast. Learn more about today’s feast. See recipes, activities and prayers to celebrate this day.

What do Catholics believe about Mary?
What about Eastern Orthodox Christians?
What did Martin Luther teach about Mary?
What do Catholics and Anglicans have in common in their approach to the Virgin Mary?
What do Muslims believe about the Virgin Mary?

Pope Francis: Why We Should Love the Virgin Mary

See how Catholics of Mangalore, India, celebrate the Birth of Mary with fresh flowers presented before an image of the newborn infant Mary. Watch the holy procession celebrating Mary’s birth in the nation of Malta. In Lebanon, Christians and Muslims together honor Mary and seek her aid. In the Acacia neighborhood of the Bulgarian town of Beloslav, dancing is part of the feast. Ethnic Karen people from Burma celebrate Mary’s birth in a refugee camp.

♦ A Lebanese Maronite hymn in the Aramaic language spoken by Jesus and Mary.
♦ An ancient Syriac hymn in honor of the Mother of God.
♦ A Vietnamese vocal offering to Mother Mary.
♦ A Byzantine chant: “O Virgin Pure.”
♦ The Mexican people greet the Virgin of Guadalupe with traditional songs on her feast.


September 8, 2017
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St. Jude Catholic Church
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