Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Holy Name of Mary – Saint of the Day – September 12

The Memorial of The Holy Name of Mary

The Holy Name of Mary is the Patron Saint of any good activity; she is cited as the patroness of all humanity

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The Holy Name of Mary brief life History

Date of Birth Around 18 BC
Country of Birth Israel in Asia
Profession Mother of Jesus Christ
Place of Work Nazareth
Date of Death Unknown
Place of Death Ephesus, Western Turkey
Feast Day September 12
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of any good activity; she is cited as the patroness of all humanity

The Holy Name of Mary Short life History

This memorial was appointed by Pope Innocent XI., that on it the faithful may be called upon in a particular manner to recommend to God, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, the necessities of His Church, and to return Him thanks for His gracious protection and numberless mercies.

What gave occasion to the institution of this feast was a solemn thanksgiving for the relief of Vienna when it was besieged by the Turks in 1683. If we desire to deprecate the divine anger, justly provoked by our sins, with our prayers, we must join the tears of sincere compunction with a perfect conversion of our manners.

The first grace we should always beg of God is that He will bring us to the disposition of condign penance. Our supplications for the divine mercies, and our thanksgivings for benefits received, will only thus be rendered acceptable.

By no other means can we deserve the blessing of God, or be recommended to it by the patronage of His holy mother. To the invocation of Jesus it is a pious and wholesome practice to join our application to the Blessed Virgin, that, through her intercession, we may more easily and more abundantly obtain the effects of our petitions. In this sense devout souls pronounce, with great affection and confidence, the holy names of Jesus and Mary.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

By no other means can we deserve the blessing of God, or be recommended to it by the patronage of His holy mother. To the invocation of Jesus it is a pious and wholesome practice to join our application to the Blessed Virgin, that, through her intercession, we may more easily and more abundantly obtain the effects of our petitions.

The Holy Name of Mary
The Holy Name of Mary