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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The Immaculate Conception

Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. A great feast in which we celibrate the favour God gave to Mary when she was conceived, that she would not have the stain of origional sin, and could be free from sin in order to be a worthy vessel for our Lord to be borne in. The Gospel reading is therefore quite fitting of the event of the Annunciation when this happens, when Jesus is conceived in her by the power of the Holly Spirit.

I would like to say a one or two great things about our Lady, and her importance in the Church... however I always have difficulties actually doing so, and I don't know why.

Mary has a very special role in my life, the personal role of my spiritual Mother. She in a way is always near, always guiding, always helping. Compared to our mothers here on earth, she is always concerned about us, even if we don't realise it, even if we don't care or are not interested. Motherly love must be something else, something I only know from receiving.

So words are just not coming this morning... words to expres what Mary means to me. It is something deep something strong and something profound, but something silent and still.. Mary is our Mother also, and she is with us as mothers are...



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