Friday, December 7, 2012

"Blessed be the Holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.

 Friends, as we approach this great solemity of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God, let us renew our trust in Her maternal intercession as our Mother and Queen, the Mediatrix of all graces.
Mary's Immaculate  Conception was the first and perfect act of redemption, in which the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ was applied to Her at the moment of conception, that She would be conceived free from all sin including the original sin of Adam.

This act of preventive redemption shows forth the victory of Christ over Satan, sin and death. The Immaculate Conception echoes throughout eterntiy the power of God's grace over the snares of evil. The Immaculate Conception heralds the fufillment of Genesis , that the seed of the woman will crush the serpent's head. 

Our Lady the creature full grace goes forth to be the Mother of Grace itself , Jesus our Lord.She is totally united with the will of the Father and intimately configured to the operation of the Holy Spirit in Her soul . Thus our Seraphic father Francis proclaimed our Lady as  the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Virgin made Church.

By renewing our consecration to our Immaculate Mother, we again say yes to God, to  receive the gift of Mary as Our Mother and Queen. The Immaculata will  lead us always to Our Lord ,and to keep us faithful to Christ and His Church. With Our Lady we will know the mercy of God and the goodness of our Heavenly Father that He has for His children.. With St Maximilian Maria Kolbe may we ever praise the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Br Louis Mary OFM Conv.

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