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!

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the memorial of the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. has a beautiful description of the feastday and its significance here. Another article from is here. This feast dates to the 16th Century, although the date was changed in the 17th century to commemorate the great Polish King Ian Sobieski's victory in Vienna over the Turks on September 12, 1683.

The feast, after falling out of use after 1969, was restored to the Roman Calendar by Pope John Paul II when the third typical edition of the Missal was published in 2000.

We venerate the Blessed Mother because of her Divine Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; she cooperated perfectly with His plan. May we be always blessed by Him, through her loving motherly intercession.