Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Birth of the Joy of All The World

Today is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today's Magnificat reading explains that the liturgy of Mass on this day echoes Saint John Damascene's exclamation: "Come, one and all, let us joyfully celebrate the birth of the joy of all the world! Today, departing from the nature of earth, heaven has been formed upon earth. This day is the beginning of the world's salvation."

The Anchoress has more on Mary's birthday.