The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary [2]

Today’s readings [Mass for the school children] In a town called Nazareth in Galilee, a long time ago, Mary lived with her parents, Joachim and Ann. Mary was only a young girl, maybe 14 years old. She came from a quiet little area of the world, and just looking at them, you’d have to say… Continue reading The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary [2]

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated since at least the sixth century. This is not a historical feast, of course, and the date was chosen to correspond to the beginning of the Church year in the Eastern Church. The date of her birth also helped to determine the date… Continue reading The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary