and happy baptismal birthday to Betsy!
To read more about this day (Mary, not Betsy) visit the Catholic Encyclopedia and Mike Aquilina's The Way of the Fathers.
Women for Faith and Family also have their usual terrific ideas, as does Catholic Culture.
Yesterday, we consulted our new Ann Ball Catholic Traditions book and made these chaplet bracelets, in honor of Mary:
(Anne-with-an-e loves purple, Betsy loves patterns and Ramona just loves to string beads.)
Today we feast! Off to bake the celebratory food ... cake, of course.
(Painting: The Birth of the Virgin Mary, 1655, Murillo)