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Gospel Reflection

Katie Olson ’04, ’13 M.A.

My prayer this Advent is to recognize that although there are many graces that come with trust, there are also many graces that come with uncertainty. My prayer is to be honest in expressing my feelings with God, just as Mary did. God has the power to transform our questioning into trust, and to transform our emotions of uncertainty into confident acceptance of whatever is asked of us. For nothing will be impossible with God. 

Saint of the Day

Mary, the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States, pray for us!

Because today's feast of the Immaculate Conception falls in Advent when we are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus, many think it refers to the virgin conception of Jesus in Mary’s womb. Actually, the Immaculate Conception refers to Mary, herself—from the moment of her own conception in the womb of her mother, Anne, Mary was preserved from sin in preparation for her to bear Jesus to the world. Read more about this feast by clicking on the "View Saint" link below.