Thursday, September 9, 2010

Birthday of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Birthday Cupcakes for MARY
We have not been very good in celebrating our Liturgical seasons lately.
I have been 'surprised'  many times on the recent feast days and have had to 'think quick' about celebrating ideas.
Therefore cakes and cupcakes are a great 'quick fix' for our family and always popular too.

Yesterday it was Rogan's morning tea day and he made the cupcakes and iced them in honour of our Lady's birthday. I think he really enjoyed it and we certainly loved the reminder of Mother Mary's birthday.
From the Fisheaters site:
There are no specific traditions today, aside from those offered on all Marian Feasts, such as a recitation of the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Mary or the Litany of Loreto

Here is a marvelous prayer in honour of Our Lady's Nativity, written by St. Anselm:
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin; give me strength against thine enemies, and against the enemy of the whole human race. Give me strength humbly to pray to thee. Give me strength to praise thee in prayer with all my powers, through the merits of thy most sacred nativity, which for the entire Christian world was a birth of joy, the hope and solace of its life.

When thou wast born, O most holy Virgin, then was the world made light.

Happy is thy stock, holy thy root, and blessed thy fruit, for thou alone as a virgin, filled with the Holy Spirit, didst merit to conceive thy God, as a virgin to bear Thy God, as a virgin to bring Him forth, and after His birth to remain a virgin.

Have mercy therefore upon me a sinner, and give me aid, O Lady, so that just as thy nativity, glorious from the seed of Abraham, sprung from the tribe of Juda, illustrious from the stock of David, didst announce joy to the entire world, so may it fill me with true joy and cleanse me from every sin.

Pray for me, O Virgin most prudent, that the gladsome joys of thy most helpful nativity may put a cloak over all my sins.

O holy Mother of God, flowering as the lily, pray to thy sweet Son for me, a wretched sinner. Amen.
Happy Birthday Mother Mary

Blessings to you and your homes,


Autumn said...

They did taste very nice didn't they precious my love?

Nadja said...

We had blue and white cupcakes as well. It was also the feast of St. Adrian, and so a nameday for one of my boys...

Judy Dudich said...

These are lovely Gae! We enjoyed some sherbet and made a little candle holder craft. Haven't posted photos're so good at keeping up with that.
Glad you enjoyed Our Lady's Nativity Day.
I've tagged you today:
in a game that Karinann shared on her blog. Hope you'll participate!

Grace Hincapie said...

Dear Gae,Thank you for your wonderful comment.I checked out your other blog, I love it! It's so warm and inviting. I also look forward to getting to know you better. May God bless you abundantly

Anonymous said...

Gae this is beautiful the cupcakes are gorgeous set up in that design and the prayer is so tender and lovingly beautiful . i was not able to celebrate much as we were driving home but I do recite the rosary well by driving in the car ☺
I'm glad I could celebrate via you sharing Gae .Thanks

Gardenia said...

oh those cupcakes look tasty. happy Mary's Birthday to you -- a little late I am.

Anonymous said...

oh, how lovely those look.

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