Saturday, 8 September 2012

Mary's birthday

Happy birthday, Our Lady! Some words of Pope Benedict, quoted in this month's edition of Magnificat:

"The Church always argued that it was premature to celebrate [a saint's] birthday because the rest of the life of a person born on that day was subject to such ambiguity. The nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an exquisite exception since her soul was the space from which God was able to gain access into humanity."
Star of the Sea, from The Apostleship of the Sea

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