A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday 8 September

Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Micah 5:1-4, or Romans 8:28-30, Ps 13,
Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23


Five women appear in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The relationship of each of them is irregular. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Uriah’s mother and Mary. “Before Mary came to live with Joseph she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.” From the irregular relationships comes the one who will be our saviour. Nothing in our background can keep us from relationship with Jesus who is already with us. He is Emmanuel, God-with-us.

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