The faithful can celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Mother, and honor her, in many ways. Since Mary always points us to her Son, we can attend Mass that day. We can read Scripture concerning her role in salvation, such as the Annunciation, the Visitation, or the Wedding Feast at Cana. And we can pray the Most Holy Rosary.
Especially for those celebrating with children, the faithful could have a birthday cake or a small party in honor of Mary’s birthday.
How was Mary born?
Mary was conceived and born in the normal way. However, having been justified at her conception (the Immaculate Conception), rather than in the womb as John the Baptist (Luke 1:41), or by Baptism, as we are, she was born “full of grace” (Luke 1:28). In this gift of God she grew by her cooperation without sinning to the end of her life.