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9 December

9 Dec

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee! Blessed art thou among women. Luke 1:28

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"The Virgin Mary perfectly incarnates the spirit of Advent; this spirit is one of listening to God, of profound desire to do his will, of joyous service to our neighbor. Letting ourselves be guided by her, so that the God who comes does not find us closed and distracted, but can, in each one of us, extend a part of his kingdom of love, of justice and of peace."

Pope Benedict XVI 2 December Angelus in St. Peter's Square

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Psalm 97:1-4

Orchestra of praise to God,
king of the world

1Sing a new song to the Lord
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.

2The Lord has made known his salvation;
has shown his justice to the nations.
3He has remembered his truth and love
for the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
4Shout to the Lord all the earth,
ring out your joy.

© 'The Psalms', Grail Translation 2003 - CTS

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Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

Amen.

Feast day

Before the world was made, God chose us in Christ. Eph 1:4

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was herself conceived immaculate and spared from Original Sin and its effects from her beginning, fitting her to be the pure Mother of Jesus Christ. 1. (CCC 490)

More

Mary's Immaculate Conception - Teaching on EWTN

Immaculate Conception Novena EWTN

1. Holden, Fr Marcus / Pinsent, Fr Andrew, Credo The Catholic Faith Explained (London: Catholic Truth Society, 2007)

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