Today we Catholics celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Father Boyd gave a beautiful homily today. In his homily he said that to confront the evil in society and in ourselves we just have to list to Mary's . words at the Wedding Feast at Cana " Do whatever my Son Jesus tells you to do"
I found this prayer on Archbishop Terrence Prendergast's facebook page
For our celebration of the Blessed Mother's Immaculate Conception: a prayer, a poem and a reflection:
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as you preserved her from every stain by virtue of the Death of your Son, which you foresaw, so, through her intercession, we, too, may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. Through our Lord.