To live according to the examples of Christ is the best gift that a faithful can offer to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Feast of her Nativity, September 8, 2021.
Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula told Radio Veritas in an interview that the Blessed Mother will be happier if the faithful will imitate the examples of his son, Jesus Christ by doing good to other people.
He further added that Mary will be pleased if the faithful will be in solidarity in caring for other people especially the poor and for standing up for justice and truth.
“Ang pinakamagandang regalo natin kay Maria ay ang pagsisikap nating maging katulad ni Hesus. Kung tayo ay sumusunod sa kalooban ng Diyos, tumutulong at dumaramay sa kapwa, nagmamalasakit at nagmamahal sa lahat; kung tayo ay naninindigan sa katotohanan, karangalan, katarungan, katuwiran, at isinasa-alang-alang ang kabutihan ng nakararami; kung tayo ay mabuting mamamayan ng ating bayan at miyembro ng Simbahan,” Cardinal Advincula said.
The Cardinal also said that like any other mother, Mary wants to see her children grow to be kind and loving people and become good citizens of the country whose aim is to achieve peace and unity in the society.
As a response to Mary’s statement in John2:5, “Do whatever He (Jesus) tells you, Cardinal Advincula urged the faithful to live the teachings of Christ aside from honoring and offering flowers to Mary.
The Nativity of the Blessed Mother was celebrated with Holy Mass in parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila and other parishes in the country on September 8, 2021.
The weekly Healing Rosary for the World was held at the Nina Maria Parish Church in Sariaya, Quezon celebrating the birth of the Blessed Mother Mary. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)