Saturday, September 08, 2007

Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Gospel

Gospel - Mt 1:18-23

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill
what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”

3 Comments:

At 10:47 AM, Blogger fran said...

A reflection and prayer, from "Mary Day by Day."

" The birth of the Mother of God is the prelude to the union of the Word with flesh.
Today the Virgin is born, tended and formed, and prepared for her role as Mother of God, Who is the Universal King of the ages."
- St. Andrew of Crete

Prayer: "O Mary, The birth of Jesus from you was the dawn of our salvation. May the celebration of your birthday bring the world closer to lasting peace and redound to my salvation."

Happy Birthday, Mary!

 
At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No one lives the Christian life perfectly. In my life I've known dumb Jesuits, confused Dominicans, proud Capuchins, rich Franciscans, and Salesians who can't stand small children. I've known merciless sisters of Mercy and uncharitable missionaries of Charity and foolish Daughters of Wisdom."

Fr. Benedict Groeschel

 
At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Catholic girl said...

Wow I didn't know it was her birthday!!!!


HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!


What would I do without you? I love you sooooooooooooooooooo much!

 

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