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
And the 12th is the feast of Our Lady’s holy name!
9/8 is my birthday too. I appreciate all you do and am now upgraded. Thanks for the offer!