I was once told that, although we on earth find it customary to give gifts to the one celebrating his or her birthday, instead of receiving gifts on Her birthday, Our Lady gives gifts. The Mother of Love is always showering Her children with gifts and especially does so on Her birthday; special gifts that mean so much; gifts so specially chosen that the one who is blessed to be the recipient knows without doubt that it is Our Lady who is giving the gift and is smiling on them.
Erin and I, and the entire EWTN viewing audience as you will soon see, received such a gift from Our Lady today. Just a few minutes ago Erin called to tell me she had just received a telephone call telling her about the show airing on EWTN television at that very moment. It was none other than "Sr. Marie De Mandat-Grancey; True Daughter of Charity." (We offer this DVD in our left toolbar.) Erin tuned in at the very last moment only to see Sr. Marie's name scroll across her screen...but that was more than enough and more than perfect. This gift is received with great gratitude and love by both Erin and I...and every soul who viewed the show today will be blessed by their Good Mother and Sr. Marie.
Erin called me right away and we rejoiced at the goodness of Our Mother who comforts and encourages us with so many little gifts as we fumble along our way. What a lovely way to end this day knowing that on Her birthday, Our Lady saw fit to share with the world Her beloved Daughter of Charity, Sr. Marie De Mandat-Grancey.
Thank you EWTN, and bless you.
Happy Birthday Dear Blessed Mother.
" I am not a priest and cannot bless them, but all that the heart of a mother can ask of God for her children, I ask of Him and will never cease to ask Him." ~ Sister Marie