The Kingdom of God is close at hand.  – Mt 1:15

Reflection.  Today is the great feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Mary was conceived in a state of perfect purity.  This event signals the beginning of God’s magnificent plan to make all things new.  In this mystery, we see how well God plans ahead.  He is already planning your entry into heaven.

Prayer.  Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.  We pray for those most in need of God’s mercy.