(c)Mateo Ivankovic

December 5, 2018
In Preparation for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! When you come to me, as to a mother, with a pure and open heart, know that I am listening to you, encouraging you, consoling you and, above all, interceding for you with my Son…” (December 2, 2018)

Again today we approach our Mother, Mary, with our hearts wide open and full of love and trust. We pray with all our hearts, calling out to Mary as children who need their mother. We are setting aside these few days before the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, to pray with all our hearts in simple faith to the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. She will hear us, she cannot forget us, because she is our Mother:

St. Bernard encourages us:

In the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I Trust
Look to the Star
Call upon Mary!

In danger, in difficulty
or in doubt,
think of Mary,
call upon Mary,
Keep her name on your lips,
Never let it pass out of your heart.

Following in her footsteps,
you will not go astray:
praying to her,
you will not
fall into despair:
thinking of her you will not err.

While she keeps hold of your hand,
you will not fall …
you will not grow weary …
you will have no fear …
Enjoying her protection,
you will reach the goal.
(Saint Bernard)

Let us pray:

Immaculate Conception,
Mary my Mother,
Live in me, Act in me,
Speak in me and through me,
Think your thoughts in my mind,
Love through my heart,
Give me your dispositions and feelings,
Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus,
Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior,
Possess my soul,
Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself,
Incline me to constant adoration,
Pray in me and through me,
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
© 1956, Mother Immaculata, OCD

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018

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