September 8 – Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Birth of Mary

listenGod Our Father, the Blessed Mother came into this world full of grace.  The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary meant that soon the Messiah would arrive and rescue us from sin.  I ask her to pray for me to receive a greater portion of Your grace, and to help me resist the temptations that I face each day.  Give me the grace to trust You more fully, to share Your love more readily, and to decrease so that You may increase.  Help me to love purely, humbly, and generously.  Show me how to receive more of Your love so that I have more love to give.  Let Your grace in me become an opportunity for others to meet You.  Holy Mary, pray for me and for the whole world.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Pope Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)
Feast day October 22

quoteTo celebrate the Nativity of Mary is to celebrate a fundamental mark in the History of Salvation. Mary is the link of connection between the Trinity and humanity. Through her body, prepared by God without sin, Jesus comes into the world and fulfills His saving mystery.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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