Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to my friend Mary

Today, September 8th, the Catholic church celebrates the birth of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos (God bearer).

Without getting too preachy and scare people away (lol!), I just want to say that Mary has played a huge role in my life long before I became a Catholic. She holds a dear place in my heart.

Today I will be making more rosaries in her honor, as always, and will be saying a few extra prayers of thanks for everything she has done for me.

Thy birth, O Virgin Mother of God,
heralded joy to all the world.
For from thou hast risen the Sun of justice,
Christ our God.

Destroying the curse, He gave blessing;
and damning death, He bestowed on us
life everlasting.

Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
For from thou hast risen of Sun of justice,
Christ our God.

­ from The Divine Office - Matins (Morning Prayer)

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