“And Mary was in the temple of the Lord as a dove that is nurtured; and she received food from the hand of an angel.”

–Protogospel of James

In the Roman tradition Mary’s birth is celebrated today.

She is a source of faith, hope and charity.

A compelling benefactor.

Her goodness is extended to all.

She will crush the head of the dragon.

She answers every prayer.

Head of the Madonna by Andrea del Sarto