Happy feast of the Immaculate Conception! Our Novice, Sister Angelique prepared a very creative altar for our Lady in the novitiate common room.
That as the Heavenly Father prepared Mary by her Immaculate Conception to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word, so may all who are called to serve God in a priestly or religious vocation have confidence that they too will have every grace they need to fulfill their mission in the Church.
That the laws of our country may again reflect the conviction that every human person is a being to be cherished and reverenced from conception to natural death.
That sinners may look with hope to her who is sinless and yet is also our Mother of Mercy.
That we who were not immaculately conceived, nor blameless in our living, may forsake all denial and subterfuge, so that we may face God our Father in honest humility and entrust ourselves to Jesus our Savior who purifies and clothes us in His forgiving love.