Feast of Immaculate Conception of Mary

Mary was pure of heart and obedient to God’s Word.
May our own lives reflect the same virtues with
Mary’s help.

Mary’s fiat opened her heart and womb to God’s
Word. May parents hold their children dear by
teaching them Christian values.

Often family relationships are fraught with tension.
May all believers be instruments of reconciliation
and forgiveness.

We look to Mary as our mother. May we go to her for
protection from harm, both spiritual and bodily.

As Mary reached out to her cousin Elizabeth, so
may we be concerned for the needs of people
around us.

Paul Witte