Today there will be a Solemn Mass (Extraordinary Form) at 6 PM at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan (on 37th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue).
If you are in the area, please come assist at Holy Mass! The undersigned is scheduled to be celebrant of the Mass.
Moreover, here is the entry in the 2005 Roman Martyrology for today’s feast. Translation follows but in light lettering:
Festum Nativitatis beatae Mariae Virginis, ex semine Abrahae, de tribu Iuda ortae, ex progenie regis David, e qua Filius Dei natus est, factus homo de Spiritu Sancto, ut homines vetusta servitute peccati liberaret.
The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the seed of Abraham, sprung from the tribe of Judah, from the line of King David, from whom the Son of God was born, made man by the Holy Spirit, so that men might be freed from the age old servitude of sin.
Have a try at the Latin!
Since it is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, here is a shot of the relic I have of St. Anna, Mary’s mother (our grandmother in the faith, as it were). She is in the center. And Mary’s father, St. Joachim, is at the top.