Wednesday, September 8, 2010

An Urgent Reminder

Statue of Mary and Jesus in a niche at the Lady altar in St. Michael's Cathedral.

It’s your mother’s birthday.

Nativitas gloriosæ Virginis Mariæ ex semine Abrahæ, ortæ de tribu Juda, clara ex stirpe David. Nativitas est hodie sanctæ Mariæ Virginis, cujus vita inclyta cunctas illustrat ecclesias.


  1. Beata viscera Mariae Virginis, quae portaverunt aeterni Patris Filium.

    A blessed feast day to you

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  4. Ἰωάννης Οὐτινί χαίρειν. I wish you could have been with us. This evening at 6pm we had a Solemn Mass at Holy Innocents here on West 37th St. in New York City for the Nativity of Our Lady. Celebrant: Fr. Zuhlsdorf, Deacon: Fr. Barone, Sub-Deacon: embarassing, I've known Geoffrey for over a year now and I don't remember his last name! Good grief! I'm not even sure that he spells his Christian name with "G-" as opposed to "J"!!! ....Holy Moly! I just realized that I don't even know whether you accent your name Οὖτις (like that πολύτροπος dude from Ithaca) or Οὔτις! Anyway I send you many Xo's from Manhattan, John

  5. Not to worry. You were at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass there, and I here, so I WAS with you all again: at the foot of the Cross.