Happy Feast Day!

in Christian, Christian Apologetics, Faith Related by on September 8th, 2010No Comments

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In the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, commonly known as the Roman Rite, today is a celebration! We celebrate the Nativity (the birth) of the Virgin Mary, i.e. Mary’s birthday. Quite a few people make the common mistake of mixing this up with the Nativity (the birth) of Christ, or THE Nativity.

Mary’s birthday goes hand in hand with the Doctrine of  Mary being “Full of Grace” or “Favored One” (Luke 1:28) Greater minds than mine have taught and explained this doctrine so I present you with the following examples.

Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) has to say:

“Even before the terms “original sin” and “immaculate conception” had been defined, early passages imply the doctrines. Many works mention that Mary gave birth to Jesus without pain. But pain in childbearing is part of the penalty of original sin (Gen. 3:16). Thus, Mary could not have been under that penalty. By God’s grace, she was immaculate in anticipation of her Son’s redemptive death on the cross. The Church therefore describes Mary as “the most excellent fruit of redemption”” (CCC 508)

 Click here to read what the very first Christians had to say on the matter.

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