The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is in perfect harmony with the spirit of Advent; while the soul is preparing for the coming of the Redeemer, it is fitting to think of her, the all-pure one, who was His Mother.
Why is it right to celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Find out when St. Andrew of Crete reflects on this feast of the Church today.
For today’s Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an excerpt from Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen’s classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy” which addresses Mary’s spousal relationship with the Holy Spirit.