Novena for the Immaculate Conception

Novena for the Immaculate Conception

O IMMACULATE Virgin! Mary, conceived without sin!
Remember, thou wert miraculously preserved from
even the shadow of sin, because thou wert destined
to become not only the Mother of God, but also
the mother, the refuge, and the advocate of man;
penetrated, therefore, with the most lively confidence
in thy never-failing intercession, we most humbly implore
thee to look with favor upon the intentions of this novena,
and to obtain for us the graces and favors we request.
(Here form your petitions.)
Thou knowest, O Mary, how often our hearts are the
sanctuaries of God, Who abhors iniquity. Obtain for us,
then, that Angelic purity which was thy favorite virtue,
that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone, and
that purity of intention which will consecrate every thought,
word, and action to His greater glory. Obtain also for us a
constant spirit of prayer and self-denial, that we may recover
by penance that innocence which we have lost by sin,
and at length attain safely to that blessed abode of the
Saints, where nothing defiled can enter.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


Editor’s note: Computer users should quickly understand that we weren’t the first to utilize the concept of a “firewall” in order to avoid sabotage or corruption.

If Jesus’ human flesh had been tainted by sin in any way, then his life and his sacrificial death would have been pointless, and we would all still be trapped in our sins, hopelessly destined for an eternity in hell.

Mary is God’s original “firewall” against human sin. Superabundantly graced by God … Mary … even from the moment of her conception … was preserved from all  sin (original and otherwise) and as a result of God’s grace (and Mary’s willing cooperation) she never sinned at all … before, during, or after Jesus Christ took on the holy flesh that Mary agreed to provide … flesh that was absolutely necessary for Christ’s mission of reconciliation and redemption.

Submitted by Doria2

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