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The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Thursday, September 8, 2011, In : Catholic resources 

The Church has celebrated Mary's birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 (nine months earlier).

Scripture does not give an account of Mary's birth. However, the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James fills in the gap. This work has no historical value, but it does reflect the development of Christian ...

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Natural Family Planning: freedom for marriages

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Catholic resources 

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