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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Journeying with the Founder December 8th 2013

The Immaculate Conception
Lord, for too long we were accustomed to thinking of Mary
as a limitless reality, transcending our faculties. We might
even say we thought of her as almost infinite, even if that is
not so… Lord, You have taught us that it is not so. Mary is
great; Mary is the Immaculate; Mary is Your mother in order
to be our mother and our model of holiness. Mary’s Immaculate
Conception is not meant to alienate us from her;
instead it calls us closer to her so that we may reach You with
her, despite our poor, meager state of holiness, of purity, and
of transparency. For this reason You remind us that today
is a day of celebration, a day of joy; it is a day of trust. Lord,
increase in us always this love for Mary, mother and model
of our holiness (Homily December 8th, 1987).


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