Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, prepared a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, you preserved her from all stain, so too you would permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto thee. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

Above image > Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-1682) Immaculate Conception