Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

detail of a stained glass window depicting the Nativity of Mary; date and artist unknown; Church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption in Château-Landon, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France; photographed on 25 June 2011 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Natività di Maria Vergine
  • Nativité 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“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 December 2021. Web. 18 January 2022. <>