Immaculate Conception

Background: Mary, the Mother of Jesus, at the time of her conception was made free from the stain of original sin. We refer to this unique moment as the Immaculate Conception. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is 8th December.


Immaculate-ConceptionCross-RedImmaculate Virgin Mary, conceived without sin, you were miraculously preserved from even the shadow of sin, because you were destined to become, not only the Mother of God, but also the mother, the refuge and the advocate of man.

I humbly implore you, with the most lively confidence in your never-failing intercession, to look with favour upon my intentions in this novena and obtain for me the graces and the favours requested.

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You know, O Mary, how often our hearts are the sanctuaries of God, who abhors sin.

Obtain for me, then, that angelic purity which was your favourite virtue, that purity of heart which will attach me to God alone, and that purity of intention which will consecrate every thought, word and action to His greater glory.

Obtain also for me, a constant spirit of prayer and self-denial, so that I may recover by penance the innocence which I lost by sin, and obtain my ascent to that blessed abode of the saints, where nothing defiled can enter.

Reflective celebration
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

You are all fair, O Mary, and the original stain is not in you.
You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the joy of Israel
You are the honour of our people, you are the advocate of sinners.
O Mary, Virgin most prudent, Mother most tender, pray for us.
Intercede for us with Jesus our Lord.
In your conception, Holy Virgin, you were immaculate.
Pray for us to the Father whose Son you brought forth.

O Lady, aid my prayer and let my cry come unto you.

Let us pray:  Holy Mary, Queen of Heaven, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mother of the world, who forsakes no one, and despised no one, look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and seek for me from your beloved Son the forgiveness of all my sins. As I now celebrate, with devout affection, your Holy and Immaculate Conception, may I receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him whom you brought forth, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

… Immaculate Virgin Mary, Pray for Us …