Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of the Nativity of Our Lady

Octave Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Commemoration of St Nicomedes, martyr: Missa “Salve, sancta parens” This festival of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated in the East where it is mentioned very early. At Rome it was not observed before the reign of Pope Sergius I. As Eve, our first…