V. Today is the Nativity of the holy Virgin Mary.
R. Whose glorious life is the ornament of all the Churches.
Antiphon at the Magnificat:
Thy Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, was the herald of joy to the whole world: since from thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, who, destroying the curse, bestowed the blessing, and, confounding death, brought us the gift of life everlasting.
Bestow upon Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gift of Thy heavenly grace: that as the childbearing of the Blessed Virgin was the beginning of our salvation, so the solemn feast of her Nativity may bring us an increase of peace. Amen
Happy Birthday, dear Mary, our Mother.