Monday, September 8, 2008

Father John Corapi "Happy Birthday Mother"


Did You Remember The
Blessed Virgin Mary's Birthday?


From the desk of Father John Corapi

The universal Church celebrates September 8th in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday. This is an excellent opportunity for each one of us to do something to show our love and appreciation for the Mother of God and our spiritual Mother. From all eternity, God in his infinite wisdom decreed that Mary would be the Mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ. She was with Jesus at all of the important moments throughout his life from the Incarnation, to his death on the cross. Before our Savior died He gave his Mother to each one of us in giving her to his beloved disciple, St. John.

Let Us Give Thanks?

This September 8th let’s thank God our Father for his beloved Daughter; thank Jesus for his Mother, full of grace; and thank the Holy Spirit for his immaculate Spouse, our Mother Mary. Offer a Rosary in thanksgiving to God for the gift of his own Mother as our Mother. Tell your Mother you love her, and most of all follow her example of holiness, humility, and perfect fidelity to Jesus and his teaching.

Happy birthday Mother

Happy birthday Mother, from all of your children still trying to fight the good fight and run the race to the finish line. We love you and ask you to intercede for each one of us with Jesus your Son. Keep us safe in the enclosed garden of your Immaculate Heart. Protect us from the wiles of the Devil. Lead us safely home to Heaven, to be with you, the most holy Trinity, and all of the angels and saints. Pray for us sinners, dear Mother, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Father John Corapi SOLT

2 comments:

Kathy ~TOG said...

John,

I loved this reflection!

And I love our Blessed Mother. She has interceded for me so many times.

She is a true role model for all of us to follow.

Hope all is well with you and the family. Thank you for this beautiful blog.

God bless,
Kathy

Easter A. said...

Wonderful post, John Michael!!!

The prayer I posted was composed by a parishioner somewhere on our east coast. My friend got it from her friend, but don't know exactly if her friend was th one who wrote it.

I love those pictures Regan took! Please thank her for me. I reread my caption for those pictures and I think I have to reword them to mean you as the owner of the blog.:-)

I am sure you are loving that cute addition to your family!

God bless you and your wonderful family!