Wonderful first reading (if they go with the Pauline option): basically, my signature URL: Romans 8 v 29!
Mary's arrival on the scene was the first breath of the upcoming redemption. As one of the early writers put it, in Mary' God was setting his throne in place. Soon he himself would come to occupy it.
The image isn't exactly the Birth of Mary, but it is so stunning, I wanted to share it. Sr. Sergia in Rome just sent it to me. (She's sending me some new Angelus pictures so I can redo the Angelus video with better quality images.)