Fr. Bloomfield's Blog

I am a Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, currently assigned to Divine Child Parish in Dearborn, Michigan. When I manage to keep the page updated, hopefully something interesting can be found here!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Happy Birthday Blessed Mother!

Today, September 8, is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We celebrate today, nine months after our Lady's Immaculate Conception (December 8), as her birthday. The feastday dates to the mid-sixth century, finding its origin in the Eastern Catholic Churches.

The painting shown is by Andrea di Bartolo, a mid-fourteenth century Italian artist. It depicts the birth of the Virgin Mary to St. Anne.

We celebrate today with all the saints at the birth of our Blessed Mother. We can pray the Litany of Loreto in her honor today.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.