September 8 is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. The Church honors Mary, who is blessed among women, and considers this day as the beginning of our salvation in her Son, Jesus Christ. May the prayers of the Virgin Mary, protect us. Amen. Maronite Liturgy
Hail Mary! In your virginity, you became the mother of the mighty One who fills heaven and earth. Maronite Liturgy
If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon Our Lady. Just say this simple prayer, “Mary, mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.” I must admit, this prayer has never failed me. – Mother Teresa
Happy Mother's Day.
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Tomorrow, 1st of May, is the beginning of the Month of Mary.
The Maronite Church has always had a special devotion to the Virgin, as is evidenced by the great number of churches which are dedicated to her both in Lebanon and in our own country.
Mary is always seen in the Maronite liturgy as the Mother of the Lord, the Theotokos. It is because of this unique position that the Maronite Church knows that it can turn to her and seek her intercession with her Son: "O Mother of the Life, petition your divine Son to keep away from us all the effects of evil, to preserve us from all animosity and to strengthen us on our way."