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A Special Offer for Our Lady's Birthday
September 8th and September 15th—the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed only a week later by the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows—is a pairing of feasts that always moves me, I’m not quite sure why. It must have something to do with the striking juxtaposition of the birthday of the New Eve and the birthday of the Church from the Cross of the New Adam, with His Mother standing beside it (the Stabat Mater Sequence has been on my mind a great deal lately…). The theandric Mediator from whom our salvation comes, with the immaculate Mediatrix through whom we receive His grace. The inseparable bond between Our Lord and Our Lady is exquisitely depicted in this week of September.
And in between these “bookend” dates we have the great feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross on September 14th, to remind us that the final word is joy, not pain. September 14th is also, of course, the date Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum went into effect in 2007, inaugurating fourteen years of liturgical peace—an assocation that only adds to the poignancy of this time of year.
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