Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, September 8, 2016

This Thursday, September 8, the Church celebrates the birth of Mary. The first prophecy referring to Mary is found in the very opening chapters of the Book of Genesis (3:15).

Saint Anne or Anna is the mother of the Virgin Mary. According to non-canonical Gospel
of James, Anna and her husband Joachim, after years of childlessness, were visited by an angel who told them that they would conceive a child. Anna promised to dedicate
the child to God’s service. Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ.

The birth of Mary was miraculous. She was conceived without sin as a special grace because God had selected her to become the mother of His Son.

St. Augustine tells the earth to rejoice and shine forth in the light of her birth. “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth the nature inherited from our first parents is changed.”

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  1. Why does one write according to and from non-canonical book of James? and thus write non-truth as truth? Could some one prove from the “canonical” books the names of the parents of Mary were Anne/Anna and Joachim? Was the names of Gabriel, Micheal or Raphael who visited the parents mentioned?

    Genesis 3:16 “The SEED of the woman (Mary) …. ” Does not make Mary sinless???

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