Today, we celebrate one of the three “births” that are celebrated in our liturgical calendar. As we make our way through the liturgical calendar, we celebrate the births of Jesus Christ, Mary, and John the Baptist. In today’s liturgy, we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We do not know much about the early life of Mary. What we do know comes from the Protoevangelium of James, an apocryphal gospel from the second century, a source that does not bear the authority of canonical Scripture. We do know that the birth of Mary would be one of many holy events in her life.
God chose her as a daughter of Israel to carry out the plan of salvation. Mary said, “Yes.” May our day be filled with a resounding YES to the will of God in our lives.
The journey continues…