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Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8

– Compiled under the direction of Father Johann Roten, S.M.

This index of material included in the All About Mary website, brings together resources that pertain to this feast. Additional resources may also be available by using the provided search tools.


What do we know about Mary's life from apocryphal sources?
There are a number of ancient texts not in the canon of Sacred Scripture which claim to present details about the life of Mary. The Protoevangelium Jacobi (ca. 150) examines ....
See: Apocryphal Writings on Life of Mary, Bibliography

What are the aspects of Mary’s person and life, which are related by the various apocryphal writings?
Scripture is tight-lipped regarding details of Mary’s personality and life. It speaks only to the essentials of her religious vocation and role ....
See: Apocryphal Writings on Life of Mary

Does the liturgy give us any hints about Mary's life?
Several events concerning Mary's life are commemorated during the yearly liturgical cycles of the Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian Churches.…
See: Liturgy, Life of Mary in the

Marian Feasts Past and Present
Includes a brief explanation of celebration of the September Marian days.
See: Liturgical History of Marian Feasts


A Meditation on the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
The History of the Liturgical Celebration of Mary's Birth - The Churches of Constantinople in the East and Rome in the West celebrate liturgies in honor of Mary’s birth ...
See: Birth of Mary in Art

September 8: Our Lady's Birthday
The feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated each year on the eighth of September. Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello
See: Birth of Mary: September 8


Information on the Divina Infantita (since Vatican II called the "Little Immaculate Mary") or in Italy called "Maria Bambina"The devotion to Maria Bambina (in the city of Milan) can be traced back to 1007 ....  
See: Maria Bambina, Devotion to

Mary Garden, Annapolis, Maryland Dedicated on Mary's Birthday
September 8, 1988, the Mary Garden in Annapolis, Maryland, is located behind St. Mary's Church, in the quadrangle formed by the church, the rectory and the historic John Carroll House....
See: Mary Garden: Annapolis, Maryland

Mary Garden, Episcopal Convent of the Transfiguration
In Cincinnati, Ohio. Located on a shady hillside on the grounds of the Episcopal Convent of the Transfiguration in suburban Glendale, (includes flowers blooming in time for Our Lady’s birthday or dedicated to her ....
See: Mary Garden: Cincinnati, Ohio

Garden of Our Lady St. Joseph's Church, Woods Hole, Cape Cod, Mass.
The Garden of Our Lady established in 1932 in Woods Hole on Cape Cod is thought to be the first U.S. Mary Garden. (Includes: Our Lady's Birthday Flower, Italian aster)  
See: Mary Garden: Woods Hole, Massachusettes


September Poetry
A collection of poems that concentrates on two of the month's Marian feasts: the Nativity of Our Lady (September 8) and the Holy Name of Mary (September 12).
See: Poems for September

Image shown: Birth of the Virgin, Bartolomé Esteban Perez Murillo

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