This mystery is what we celebrate in the Church today – the solemn feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. Normally the solemnity is celebrated on December 8 but because that date fell on a Sunday this year, the Church moved the feast to today, Monday.
Our Blessed Mother, under the title of her Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the United States. Let us beg her today to ask Jesus to bless our country. It desperately needs to be freed from sin and open to God’s grace. And let us ask the Lord to give us the grace to fall in love with her, she who is our mother, our queen.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.
See what our Holy Father has to share with us today: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/on-marian-feast-pope-francis-prays-for-desire-for-holiness/