Feast of the Blessed Virgin
It was more than 1900 years ago, in a little Galilean village of Nazareth, that a holy couple of the royal lineage of the House of David was blessed with a child. The child was called Mary, the chosen one of Adam’s race destined to be the Mother of Jesus Christ-the Christian redeemer of humanity. The feast of September 8 in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated at Jerusalem, as did the solemnity of August 15-the the Assumption of Mary.
Invocation for the Virgin Mary
Our Lady’s love is deep and wide,
To some her secrets are denied.
But we shall fearless still proceed,
To follow where she may lead.
She fills our hearts with hope and laughter,
That we shall not fear of what comes after.
Praise be to the Virgin, Mother,
and to the Queen of Heaven.
August 15 – Daily Feast
Most people do not intend to get caught in a bad cause. We simply get swept along with the tide. It can happen because we want to get ahead fast – but it more likely happiness out of ignorance. It has been said that we have the capacity to make heaven a hell, or a heaven of hell. We’ve been known to do both – though it is a matter of choice. According to the Cherokee, it is plain to see that the place called heaven, ga lv la di-tso sv, is the ultimate choice. We have had to deal with situations that we didn’t choose. They were simply piled on us and we tried to help. But here we must be wise. We can’t allow ourselves to be drawn into a cause that is not our responsibility, and that we may not be well informed enough to handle.
~ I have been trying to seize the promises which they made me….but I cannot find them. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler