Day: December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022 Reflection – Immaculate Conception Novena – Day 3

Immaculate Conception Novena – Day 3 December 1 2022 Dear Family of Mary! Let’s pray this Novena to the Immaculate Conception together! We are on Day 3! Our Lady was given the incredible grace to be conceived without sin! Not since Adam and Eve were created did such a thing happen. All men were and still are under the curse that God laid upon Adam and Eve! (Read Genesis chapter 3) All humankind has been broken by sin and weakness, not listening to nor following God’s commands. Our lives are difficult because of the curse, and difficult because of our proclivity to sin. Only Mary, of all Adam and Eve’s descendants, was conceived free of original sin, through the grace that Jesus won on the Cross, applied to her conception in advance, so to speak!! Now Mary is with us to help us in our journey towards wholeness and holiness in a very special way in Medjugorje. She told us: October 25, 1988 “Dear children! My invitation that you live the messages which I am giving you is a daily one, specially, little children, because I want to draw you closer to the Heart of Jesus. Therefore, little children, I am inviting you today to the prayer of consecration to Jesus, my dear Son, so that each of you may be His. And then I am inviting you to the consecration of my Immaculate Heart. I want you to consecrate yourselves as parents, as families and as parishioners so that all belong to God through my heart. Therefore, little children, pray that you comprehend the greatness of this message which I am giving you. I do not want anything for myself, rather all for the salvation of your soul. Satan is strong and therefore, you, little children, by constant prayer, press tightly against my motherly heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” What an amazing message this is!! Our Lady wants us to consecrate ourselves and all we are connected to, to her Immaculate Heart! She wants to bring us all to God through her Heart! It is that Immaculate Heart that can lead us, protect us, and guide us to Jesus. We only need to “press tightly against her Motherly Heart!!” Let us pray: Immaculate Conception Novena – Day 3 O Blessed Virgin Mary, glory of the Christian people, joy of the universal Church and Mother of Our Lord, speak for us to the Heart of Jesus, who is your Son and our brother. O Mary, who by your holy Immaculate Conception did enter the world free from stain, in your mercy obtain for us from Jesus the special favor which we now so earnestly seek…  [Mention your intention now] O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; you have the same influence now in heaven. Pray for us and obtain for us from Him the granting of our petitions if they be His Will. Amen. O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, You did preserve her from all stain, so too You would permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto You. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Cathy Nolan (c)Mary