Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Happy birthday, Mary!
The Nativity of the Virgin Mary by Giotto.
Collect for the Nativity of Mary
We beseech thee, O Lord, pour into our hearts the abundance of thy heavenly grace: that, like as the child-bearing of the Blessed Virgin Mary was unto us thy servants the beginning of salvation, so the devout observance of her Nativity may avail for the increase of our peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.