A Day to Celebrate
Every September 8, we celebrate Mother Mary’s birthday! It should be a festive day, just like any birthday. But how can we celebrate the birthday of someone who lived so long ago and is in Heaven now? Well, there are several ways.
My mom never wants any presents on her birthday. She tells us that all she wants is for us to behave! On Mary’s birthday, we can think around the same lines. It would be really special to place flowers before her statue or to sing Happy Birthday and bake a cake. However, there are other more spiritual exercises we can do in Mary’s honor on this special day.
Giving the Gift of Ourselves
Since Mary loves to draw us closer to her Son, Jesus, a great way to celebrate her birthday would be to attend Mass. While Mary was on earth, she loved helping others and giving the gift of herself, her time, and her talents. Spending time helping others on Mary’s birthday can be an excellent gift. We could also use this day to give ourselves to Mary and entrust our hearts to her care. She loves us more than we can imagine and the gift of trust is one of the greatest gifts of all.
The Rosary is one of the greatest and most beautiful prayers in the history of the Church and it is a beautiful meditation on the lives of Jesus and Mary. Praying the Rosary on the birthday of Mary can draw us closer to her and her Son and make them both very happy. Mother Teresa said that praying the Rosary was just like holding Mary’s hand – and what better way to show Mary we love her than by praying the Rosary and holding her hand on her birthday!
And so, on this special day when we celebrate the birthday of Mary, let us put our trust in our Heavenly Mother and give her all of our love.
Happy Birthday, dear Blessed Mother!
“If you knew how much I love you, you would cry for joy!” Our Lady of Medugorje