What a wondrous holy day for us as we celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Born without original sin, Mary offered her Fiat to God as she responded to Gabriel at the moment of The Annunciation.
Throughout the centuries, Mary has announced her Son Jesus to our world, especially those who are poor, vulnerable, and in need of God's loving kindness, someone to be on their side.
There are many in our world suffering the effects of human violence and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, cyclones, flooding such as in India, Myanmar, and parts of the United States.
Let us not be afraid to announce encouragement, hope, and reassurance to those in distress of whatever kind.
In Mary, The Immaculate Conception, many blessings.