Saint for the Day - September 8 - The Nativity of
the Blessed Virgin
The birth of the
Blessed Virgin Mary announced joy and the near
approach of salvation to the lost world. Mary was
brought forth in the world not like other children
of Adam, infected with the loathsome contagion of
sin, but pure, holy, beautiful, and glorious,
adorned with all the most precious graces which
became her who was chosen to be the Mother of God.
She appeared indeed in the weak state of our
mortality; but in the eyes of Heaven she already
transcended the highest seraph in purity,
brightness, and the richest ornaments of grace.
If we celebrate the birthdays of the great ones of
this earth, how ought we to rejoice in that of the
Virgin Mary, presenting to God the best homage of
our praises and thanksgiving for the great mercies
He has shown in her, and imploring her mediation
with her Son in our behalf! Christ will not reject
the supplications of His mother, whom He was pleased
to obey whilst on earth. Her love, care, and
tenderness for Him, the title and qualities which
she bears, the charity and graces with which she is
adorned, and the crown of glory with which she is
honored, must incline Him readily to receive her
recommendations and petitions.
Saint for the Day - The Nativity of the Blessed
Read about the Saint for today - September 8 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"Ye who love indolence, ponder
well these words of St. Paul:
"If any man will not work,
neither let him eat."
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