SOLEMNITY of the
The Virgin Mary, chosen Mother of the Redeemer,
is robed in the splendor of her stainless innocence,
clothed with the beauty of Christ, and prepared to receive Him
in her womb. (From Magnificat, Vol 13, No 10, Dec 2011)
I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul;
for He has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a
mantle of justice ... like a bride adorned with her jewels (Is 61:10).
“We must adore devoutly this God of ours,
hidden in the Eucharist—
it is Jesus Himself, born of the Virgin Mary.”
St. Josemaria Escriva
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“To the maternal intercession of Mary, the Virgin of expectation, let us entrust our path toward the Lord, while we continue our Advent itinerary of making our heart and our life ready for the coming of Emmanuel, God-with-us. “
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Dec 5, 2011, Noon Angelus
O fairest Virgin Mary, intercede for us!