Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception! Hail Our Spotless Lady!
From the Collect (opening prayer) of today’s Mass:
“O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of he Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as you preserved her from every stain by virtue of the Death of your Son, which you foresaw, so, through her intercession, we, too, may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lies and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen“
We love you, O Mary!
Painting: The Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1767-1769. Public Domain.