A Word from the Sister Adorers: Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lady

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On September 8, the Sister Adorers in Wausau, Wisconsin celebrated their house's patronal feast day -- the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The convent is blessed to have a figure of Maria Bambina, that is, the infant Mary, in their house chapel. For the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, Maria Bambina was brought to St. Mary's Oratory for the veneration of the faithful. It is a joy to share the devotion to this sweet infant.
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"Come close to her cradle, think of the virtues of this holy infant [...]. Question the angels, the cherubim and seraphim, ask then if they are equal in perfection to this little girl, and they will tell you that she infinitely surpasses them. See them surround her cradle. [...] Then as they regard her a little more closely, ravished and beside themselves, they proceed in their admiration: Who is this that comes forth like the dawn, as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun, as awe-inspiring as bannered troops?" - St. Francis de Sales