Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we honor the birth of Mary. Tradition tells us that her parent's names were St. Ann and St. Joachim. We believe that St. Ann was beyond childbearing years when she conceived Mary. Mary grew up as a normal girl even though she was conceived without the stain of original sin. She would have done work around the house and helped others as much as she could.

This week our children and our school will honor Mary by doing a diaper drive for our pregnancy center, Mary's Outreach. The diapers collected by students will be donated to young moms who have chosen life for their children. What a beautiful way to honor Our Lady. She was quick to help those in need, as we see in the story of the Visitation.

How can each of us serve another today to imitate and honor Mary?

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