LECTIO DIVINA 3rd Sunday of Advent C

Invoking the Holy Spirit We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (En. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put in … Read more

December 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception refers to Mary as free from any stain of sin from the moment of being conceived in her mother’s womb. Therefore, throughout her existence she is untouched by sin. Why is this necessary? The Angel Gabriel at the Annunciation said that the Baby to be conceived by Mary was the “Son of the … Read more