The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary –
Today we celebrate the Birth of Mary. We pay great honor to Mary for her role in redemptive history. Despite all her hardships and heartaches, Mary was faithful to God, and God was certainly faithful to Mary. We honor her as the Queen of heaven and earth and especially as the Mother of Jesus. When we find ourselves in seemingly hopeless situations, we can look to Mary as an example of the ways God can turn rough times to our advantage if we cling to him.