Sunday, Sept. 2, is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, Cycle II).
Sept. 8 is the feast of the Nativity of Mary. If you search YouTube for “Nativity of Mary,” one choice is a beautiful presentation that pairs young singer Jackie Evancho singing Ave Maria with art depicting Mary’s birth.
It helps stress what Pope John Paul II said. When we contemplate “Mary the Child,” he said, “we are contemplating a little girl like every other,” but one who is at the same time “blessed among women.”
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; Psalms 15:2-5; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Today’s readings are a celebration of intellect and will.
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