Friends of the Rosary:
Today, a holy day of obligation, is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mary had a human father and mother. But her birth was unique, because to become the mother of Jesus, she was enriched with singular grace and privilege by God, preserved immune from the original sin and protected from contracting any personal sin her whole life. She was full of grace at the moment of the annunciation. This was necessary so she would be able to give freely her fiat.
From among the descendants of Eve, God chose the Virgin Mary to be the mother of his Son.
Adam and Eve were both created immaculate — without original sin or its stain. They fell from grace, and through them, mankind was bound to sin. Jesus and Mary were also conceived immaculate. They remained faithful, and through them, mankind was redeemed from sin. Christ is thus the New Adam, and Mary the New Eve.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
Immaculate Conception Pray for Us!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York