Friday, December 08, 2006

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. Because Mary was to carry Our Lord, she was conceived free from original sin, but with an intact free will. She freely chose to obey God's call to her and to endure a life of suffering and uncertainty.

Let us ask her to pray for us during our times of suffering and to be with us as we struggle against sin in our lives.


Carmel said...

Happy belated feast day to you!

4HisChurch said...

Thanks, Carmel!

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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