"Thou art all fair, my Beloved, And the original stain was never in thee...."

Mosaic of Our Lady in our choir

On this great feast when we celebrate Mary's Immaculate Conception, may she who is the "highest honor of our race" (cf. Judith 15, 9), our advocate and "pattern of holiness," intercede for us and our country. Don't forget the granting of the special Plenary Indulgence today! The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception offers some lovely prayers to Our Lady and some rich symbolism to reflect upon.