Commentary on the Gospel of
The New Testament tells us nothing about the birth of Mary, neither the date nor the names of her parents (it is legend that calls them Joachim and Anne); but it has plenty to say about the birth in her of the Word. This is the birth that outshines the other, as the Remaking that is the Redemption is superior to the original making. Yet, genially, the Church celebrates her birthday! She was born sometime and she had two parents, so we celebrate her birthday, why not? Thank God for the human warmth of the Catholic faith!