Thursday, December 08, 2005

Happy feast of the Immaculate Conception

The feast of the Immaculate Conception is my favorite Marian feast--and not only because it's my birthday. (I'm turning 50 today--tempus fugit!)
It's a great feast because Mary, the sinless one, is a model of what we will one day be. She was preserved from original sin; we were born with it. She never sinned during her life; we sin all too often. But Mary's freedom from sin makes her sympathetic to us who are trapped in its web. She offers us the hope that Jesus brought in redeeming us from sin and death.

15 comments:

Sixtina87 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER!!!!!!! What a wonderful feast day to be born on!!!!

Sixtina87 said...

obtw, you're not turning 50 today, you're turning 22!!!! ; )

Lisa said...

*singing*
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, my dear Sister!
Happy Birthday to you!
*end of singing*

I will remember you and your intentions extra EXTRA specially at Mass today.

Enjoy this GOLDEN day (I never would have guessed "50." It must be a Daughter of St. Paul secret formula :)

Blessings,
Lisa

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

happy day :)

It's my blog's birthday too.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful day to have a birthday on! My sister also has her birthday today, she is 3 years younger than me and turning 26. She also just got engaged last week to an army officer and wonderful young man who is a devout Catholic (praise God). Please keep her and her coming marriage in prayers.
maria

Anonymous said...

belated happy birthday, sr. lorraine! greetings from the middle east.

Silent Rain Drops said...

Better late than never, I sure hope - Happy Birthday, Sister!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! May the Lord bless and keep you always in His love. May Our Lady forever take care of you...

seeking_something said...

Happy Birthday!

AveMaria1 said...

Sister,
Happy Birthday and what a wonderful day to be born on.
Blessings to you this Advent Season, Lauren

Anonymous said...

Hello there Sister, just drop by to say Happy birthday.. and in advance, Happy Advent.. May the Holy Spirit fills you with His power in waiting for Christ this Christmas..


Love,
Jeferson
Sabah, Malaysia

Moneybags said...

What a beautiful day for a Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

40 Days said...

Happy birthday!

Sr. Lorraine said...

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday. My birthday is December 8 too. I'm not far from turning 50. I'm 47 years old. Since Mary isn't a part of my given name I chose it as my Confirmation name. What's yours?

paula

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