Saturday, September 08, 2007

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.

And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name JESUS. For he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Matthew 1:18-23 (Douay-Rheims)


Dear Father you gave to us a woman who would bear for us a Son of great magnitude. One who would change the world and bring us hope and love. She is a woman who all look upon with love and devotion for she is our Mother too. Through Mary we find maternal love and guidance in the way of her Son Jesus. Blessed is she who has come to us from you dear Father. Behold a woman full of grace as the Archangel Gabriel proclaimed. How woman in this world strive to imitate our Heavenly Lady who was chosen among woman to be for us a sign of God's love and mercy. A woman who intercedes daily on our behalf and keeps the strong arm of her Son from falling. May our heavenly Mother be for us a light that shines for us to follow in the path that leads to her Son and to you dear Father. May we come to know and cherish her love as much as your love. Thank you dear Father for giving us this treasure, a woman who guards our hearts and brings us love for you. Amen

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