Monday, September 8, 2014

prayer diary Monday 8 September 2014 (Birth of the BVM)

And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.' 
Luke 1. 46,47

Mary, utterly pure, rejoiced at the privlege of being the Mother of our Lord. Should not we also rejoice, we for whom he took flesh, died for our sins, and nourishes with his own body and blood in the Blessed Sacrament?


  1. Never heard her called the BVM before!!!

  2. BVM for, of course, Blessed Virgin Mary or (in Latin) Beata Virgo Maria.

    But maybe using the 'shorthand' version is an 'Anglican Thing' ... but something I'd use in writing, rather than in speech ...

  3. No, actually when I Googled it I found quite a few hits. It's probably a Romanist thing too...but I'd never encountered it before.