Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

The Lord possessed me
In the beginning of His ways,
Before He made anything
From the beginning.

I was set up from eternity, and of old,
Before the earth was made.

The depths were not as yet,
and I was already conceived;

Neither had the fountains of waters
 as yet sprung out;

The mountains with their huge bulk
had not as yet been established:
Before the hills I was brought forth;
He had not yet made the earth,

Nor the rivers,

Nor the poles of the world.

When He prepared the heavens, I was present;

When with a certain law and compass
 He enclosed the depths;

When He established the sky above,

And poised the fountains of waters;

When He compassed the sea with its bounds,
And set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits;

When He balanced the foundations of the earth;

I was with Him forming all things;

And was delighted every day,
Playing before Him at all times;
Playing in the world:

And my delight is to be with the children of men.

Now, therefore ye children, hear me:

Blessed are they who keep my ways.
Hear instruction, and be wise,
And refuse it not.
Blessed is the man who hears me,
Who watches daily at my gates,
And waits at the posts of my doors.

He who shall find me shall find life,
and shall have salvation from the Lord.

Proverbs 8, 22-35 and the Epistle for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

* Congratulations to all those who today were Consecrated to the Blessed Mother according to the method of St. Louis DeMontfort:  Our friends, Erin and Jan Marie, and our family members, whose very special devotions to the Blessed Mother are now under these titles:
Daniel Mark of Mary, Ark of the Covenant
Theresa Philomena of Mary, the Ivory Tower
Catherine Cecilia of Our Lady, House of Gold
Anna Germaine of Mary, Cause of our Joy
Gabriel Joseph of Mary, Queen of Apostles
...and William who is too young to be consecrated, but who insists that he is now William Thomas of Our Lady, Queen of Peace.  (Which is a very good devotion for him, indeed, so I'm not arguing.)

And my title of devotion for the Blessed Mother is Lisa Bernadette, of the Immaculate Conception.

Our BestWishes for a Happy, Holy
Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

1 comment:

GrandmaK said...

Am a bit late but this is the most beautiful post! I found the most wonderful book this Fall while at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. It's called 100 Names for Mary by Anthony F. Chiffolo. Wonderful post. I'm sorry I'm so late in arriving!!! Cathy