“The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is in perfect harmony with the spirit of Advent; while the soul is preparing for the coming of the Redeemer, it is fitting to think of her, the all-pure one, who was His Mother. The very promise of a Savior was joined to, or rather, was included in the promise of this peerless Virgin. After having cursed the insidious serpent, God proclaimed; ‘I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head' (Genesis 3:15)….in Mary Immaculate we see not only her preservation from original sin, and the complete absence of the slightest shadow of an imperfection, but we also see the positive side of this mystery which made her, from the very first moment of her existence, ‘full of grace.” (Divine Intimacy, Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D., 2010, Baronius Press, London).
We wish you all a very blessed and grace-filled feast day!
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