Marys Birthday today!
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Indeed.  I wanted to place some flowers at Our Lady's altar today before Mass, but no funds!  Good thing though, seeing as the little ladies always running around the church binned the flowers already there and put up fresh ones.

What was even greater though was Father's vestment.  Only blue accents, but nearly there!
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Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, ora pro nobis!
St. Anna, Mother of Mary, ora pro nobis!
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Benedicta es cælorum Regina
Et mundi totius Domina,
Et ægris medicina;
Tu præclara Maris Stella vocaris,
Quæ Solem Iustitiæ paris,
A quo illuminaris

Te Deus Pater,
Ut Dei Mater
Fieres, et ipse frater
Cuius eras filia,
Sanctificavit,
Sanctam servavit,
Et mittens sic salutavit:
"Ave, plena gratia."

Per illud Ave prolatum
Et tuum responsum gratum
Est ex te Verbum incarnatum
Quo salvantur omnia.

Nunc Mater, exora Natum,
Ut nostrum tollat reatum
Et regnum det nobis paratum
In cælesti patria.

Amen.

Blessed you are, queen of heaven,
And ruler of the whole world,
And medicine for the sick.
You are called brightest star of the sea,
Who give birth to the sun of clemency,
By whom you are illuminated.
God the Father, that you might become
God's Mother and he God's brother,
Whose daughter you were,
Sanctified you, kept you sacred,
And sent you this greeting:
Hail, full of grace.

Through that spoken "Hail"
And your pleasing response
The Word became flesh from you,
By whom all are saved.

Now, Mother, implore your son,
That he may take away our guilt,
And may give us the kingdom prepared
In the celestial fatherland.
Amen.
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Immaculate Conception?
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(09-08-2011, 04:15 PM)alaric Wrote: Immaculate Conception?

plus 9 months = today ... Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

A good day to leave some flowers before a statue of Mary.

Nice icon, K3vinhood
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Ad Multos Annos, Maria Virginae!

http://www.breviary.net/propsaints/props...ts0908.htm

http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/mary2c.htm#2

http://www.magnificat.ca/cal/engl/09-08.htm

http://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeaft...ost6a.html

http://www.jesus-passion.com/birth_of_th...n_mary.htm

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10712b.htm

http://saints.sqpn.com/nativity-of-the-b...rgin-mary/
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I thought I wasn't going to be able to attend mass, but luckily was able to sneak out of work to make it mass. I love Marian masses.

Also, Alaric how could you think it was the Immaculate Conception? Haven't you noticed that day of obligation always happens in December? Christmas is also always in December FYI. (Note: not trying to be as snarky as it might seem).
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(09-08-2011, 07:06 PM)Someone1776 Wrote: I thought I wasn't going to be able to attend mass, but luckily was able to sneak out of work to make it mass. I love Marian masses.

Also, Alaric how could you think it was the Immaculate Conception? Haven't you noticed that day of obligation always happens in December? Christmas is also always in December FYI. (Note: not trying to be as snarky as it might seem).
I am terrible at remembering exactly what day is which sometimes.......

But oddly enough, I did attend Mass on Mary's Solemnity and Assumption this year.

Let's see if I can keep it going on All Saints Day, the next HDofO. ;)
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(09-08-2011, 02:53 PM)City Smurf Wrote: Indeed.  I wanted to place some flowers at Our Lady's altar today before Mass, but no funds!  Good thing though, seeing as the little ladies always running around the church binned the flowers already there and put up fresh ones.

The "little ladies always running around the church" are no doubt members of the Altar Society or Altar Guild who take care of the flowers and candles and altar linens (washing and ironing them.)  If they binned some flowers it was because they had new ones to put up today in honor of Our Lady's birthday.

Next time you want to place flowers on any altar in the church, you should contact the Altar Society/Altar Guild, about donating money.  Flowers are expensive, especially for the main altar, but they probably have a flower fund.  In our parish, the Altar Guild ladies just stand outside the church on two Sundays a year collecting money for the fund.  In summer, especially, flowers used to decorate the altar for weddings serve double duty by decorating it for the weekend.  In my parish, some people will pay for altar flowers in celebrating an important wedding anniversary. 

What was even greater though was Father's vestment.  Only blue accents, but nearly there!

Blue is not a legal color for vestments in the U.S.  I think it may be in some countries, but not here. 


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