Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!
A most happy feast day of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady! Today is a Holy Day of Obligation, so be sure to attend Mass. On this day we recall the singular privilege granted to Our Lady of being preserved from sin from the first moment of her conception. Ever sinless and immaculate, Our Lady’s soul overflowed with all the graces of God and was always in complete union with His Will at every moment, as exemplified by her glorious fiat at the Annunciation. It was through His Most Holy and Immaculate Mother that Christ chose to come into the world to save us, and so let us rejoice and celebrate this feast day in honor of this most excellent Mother!
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, and with the robe of justice He hath covered me, as a bride adorned with her jewels.
Isaiah 61:10, from the Introit for today
December 8, 2017