What Is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary?: Italy, Emilia Romagna, Ferrara, National Gallery. In the lower part the newborn Virgin Mary is washed; in the upper part St, Anne in bed, immediately after childbirth.
Liturgical Year : Feast of the Nativity of Mary : "From all eternity, the Blessed Trinity predestines Mary to be the Mother of the Son. God adorns her with all graces for this purpose. She is the most beautiful fully human soul ever created, second only to the Incarnation of the Word. God gives each person the necessary strength for a specific mission in the world." -In Conversation with God