Mother Mary – Immaculate Conception

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/07/2011

in Feasts of Mary

Mother Mary – Immaculate Conception, December 8

A Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND

“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…”  John 1:14a

Mary, Christ’s candle,
Child, a wondrous light.
Mary, gift giver,
Christ, her Gift delight.
Daughters of his Mother,
Spouses of her Son,
Gifted by the Spirit,
give now as one.

Lectionary Readings for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

What are your thoughts and prayers for this day? Is there a word, phrase, or verse from the readings which stands out for you? Please share it with us in the comments below.




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Olivia December 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Love the image of Mary as the Christcandle! will think of this poem when I look at our Advent wreath.


Marilou Strathern December 8, 2011 at 10:08 am

“Daughters of His Mother”… how blessed we are to have HER and all of our Sisters!


Sr Juliemarie McDonald December 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Olivia, I was focusing on a candle and praying when I wrote this one. I like the image of candle. There are so many thoughts that act as a spring board for poetry.


Sr Juliemarie McDonald December 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Marilou, how true that Mary as a Mother to us is a great blessing. Juliemarie


Gia Turella December 29, 2011 at 11:16 am

I missed this one!! Beautiful!!! Know my prayers are with you!!!


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