Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"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."Franciscan Media Image: The Birth of the Virgin | fresco by Giotto

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"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."Franciscan Media Image: The Birth of the Virgin | fresco by Giotto