The Feast Day is in honour of the Holy Name of Mary. It was first established in 1683 to commemorate the victory of troops, placed under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, over the Muslim Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Vienna. (The day was also commemorated in Vienna by creating the now world famous “croissant” pastry.)
The Feast Day is another occasion to celebrate the daily help that Mary continues to give to all of us through the exceptional privileges available to her from God.
Roman Martyrology states: “The Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a day on which the inexpressible love of the Mother of God for her Holy Child is recalled, and the eyes of the faithful are directed to the figure of the Mother of the Redeemer, for them to invoke with devotion”.
The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary is the 12th September.
The Most Holy Name Of Mary:
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the…