From the Preface on the Immaculate Conception

From the Preface on the Immaculate Conception

December 9, 2019 0 By BLACKCATHOLIC

For you preserved the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
from all stain of original sin,
so that in her, endowed with the rich fullness of your grace,
you might prepare a worthy Mother for your Son
and signify the beginning of the Church,
his beautiful Bride without spot or wrinkle.

She, the most pure Virgin, was to bring forth a Son,
the innocent Lamb who would wipe away our offenses;
you placed her above all others
to be for your people an advocate of grace
and a model of holiness.

And so, in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with joy we proclaim:

“Holy, Holy, Holy . . .”

Image: The procession of the Quadrittu of the Immaculate Conception in Saponara, Sicily. Public Domain. Found here.