Since today is SUNDAY, it is the fundamental feast to celebrate.
In the words of a fourth century homily,
the "the Lord's Day" is "the lord of days"...
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY ~ September 8
Birth of the Virgin (detail ) ~ Esteban Murillo
"This radiant and manifest coming of God to men most certainly needed a joyful prelude to introduce the great gift of salvation to us. The present festival, the birth of the Mother of God, is the prelude, while the final act is the foreordained 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, bishop - Oratio 1: PG 97
"From the day of her birth we salute her as the
aurora of the Eucharist, for we know that the Savior
of mankind will take from her the substance of
that Body and Blood which He will give us in the
Adorable Sacrament of His love."
St Peter Julian Eymard
Death through Eve, life through Mary." ~ Saint Jerome
"The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy." ~
Damascene, Father and Doctor of the Church Saint John
"We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son." ~ Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, #94
of the Eucharist, pray for us! Aurora
Click here: Nativity of the BVM - YouTube (song +images - lovely! - 2 mins)
Click here: The Birth of Mary - YouTube (Commentary + images - 2 mins)