Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Artist: Pietro Cavallini
Image from Wikimedia Commons

What a pity this feast day does not appear on the calendar of the American Church. It does, however, in the Church of Ireland and that gave me much pleasure when I lived over on the Emerald Isle.

Why does it matter? Well, let me ask you this. Have you ever taken note of the fact that, in the Bible itself, every time people are happy about the birth of a baby, the baby in question is always a boy? What do you think that does (consciously or unconsciously) to little girls growing up in the church?

Just think about it. Think about it hard.

Today we get to rejoice that unto us a child is born, unto us a daughter is given. And she will be the God-bearer for us and she will be our own true Mother for all eternity.

Ave. Ave. Ave Maria!


  1. Thank you Ellie for that important reminder. I think the church would do well to emulate her sister in Ireland...


  2. Your faithfulness in providing inspiring thoughts/quotes is admirable. You help me out tremendously.


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