How did the Church determine that September 8 is the birthday of our Blessed Mother?


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How did the Church determine that September 8 is the birthday of our Blessed Mother?

Answer

Usually, the Church assigns dates for particular feasts. The assignments can be based on the date of a saint’s death, a date that has special meaning in the saint’s life, or some other meaningful date. In the case of the Nativity of the Blessed Mother, September 8 is the date that follows nine months after December 8, on which date the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.


Michelle Arnold