... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.
A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text... (with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)
Thursday, December 08, 2011
A bit dated in tone,
but very readable and every bit as important today, comes this description of the today's feast day, taken from Butler's Lives Of The Saints.
The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Here's the Catholic Encyclopedia's article on the topic of The Immaculate Conception.
Mary, Mother of Grace and of our Lord, please pray for us that we may be given the desire and the strength to respond to God's grace to say 'yes' to God as you said yes, and to let the Holy Spirit direct our lives to follow Jesus on the path to the Father. Amen.