Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

[Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary]Also known as

  • Nativit√† di Maria Vergine
  • Nativit√© di Maria Vergine


About the Feast

This feast probably originated after the Council of Ephesus in 431, which established her right to the title of “Mother of God.” It was first mentioned in a hymn composed by Saint Romanus, an ecclesiastical lyrist of the Greek Church; adopted by the Roman Church in the 17th century.


MLA Citation

  • “Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary“. 26 August 2014. Web. 28 August 2014. <>