Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a community we prayed a Novena from Nov. 29th to Dec. 7th in honor of the Immaculate Conception after Evening Prayer. It is so meaningful:
Novena in honor of the Immaculate Conception
You are all fair, Mary, and the stain of original sin is not in you. Through the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, O Lord, You prepared a worthy dwelling place for Your Son. You preserved the Virgin from all stain by letting her benefit in advance from the sacrifice of the Cross. We entreat You, may her intercession purify our souls and help us to come into Your presence. This we ask of You through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord and Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever. Amen.
O Mary, conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to you.
What a special day the Chrurch in Her wisdom gives us to reflect on Our Lady. Have a blessed day!
Sister Veronica, OSF