The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary September 8

The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary announced joy and the near approach of salvation to the lost world.

Let us celebrate with joy the nativity of the blessed Mary, that she may intercede for us to the Lord Jesus Christ. — First Vespers of the Feast

The Imitation of Christ
Grant me, O Lord, celestial wisdom, that I may learn above all things to seek Thee and to find Thee; above all things to relish Thee and to love Thee, and to understand all other things as they are according to the order of Thy wisdom.
Can you imagine heaven today? Mother of God, Queen of the Angels, Queen of all saints! Who ever had apparently such reason to be proud, and who was ever as humble?
Need anyone tell you what to do on your mothers birthday? Do as your heart dictates; let your love be the measure of your sacrifice.
He that shall find me shall find rest. — Canticle of Canticles