Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Immaculate Conception

"O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!"

   How often I've prayed this prayer. How often I've bowed my head in sorrow and supplication, placing myself in Our Lady's gracious hands, trusting her intercession. Mary was God's "hidden secret". From birth to death she lived in the Divine Will. And there she lives still...for all eternity. May we model ourselves after this humble Jewish woman and unite our own "FIAT" with hers. This is the "YES" that makes us truly free. It is sin which binds and enslaves us.

  "This is something we should indeed learn on the day of the Immaculate Conception: the person who abandons himself totally in God's hands does not become God's puppet, a boring "yes man"; he does not lose his freedom. Only the person who entrusts himself totally to God finds true freedom, the great immensity of the freedom of good."
  "The person who turns to God does not become smaller but greater, for through God and with God he becomes great, he becomes divine, he becomes truly himself. "   
                                                                           Pope Benedict XVI

12 comments:

  1. It is this "YES" that makes us truly free...so beautiful and so true!

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  2. AMEN! Thanks for visiting, DG :) I hope you are having a wonderful Advent!

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  3. Wonderful quote Mary! Thank you for sharing it!

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  4. Thanks, Anne! I loved your excerpt from True Devotion to Mary, too!

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  5. Beautiful post Mary. I love Pope Benedict's quote~especially about how we become greater not smaller by turning to God. Our Lady knew this and lived it with all humility.
    Thanks and God bless.

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  6. Love our Pope. He always nails it. My problem is that I keep saying Fiat and then taking it back! Then there is no end of trouble. Thanks for a great post.

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  7. I love that quote! Thank you! :)

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