Thursday, 8 December 2011

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Teach us, Mary,
to believe, to hope, to love with you;
show us the way that leads to peace,
the way to the Kingdom of Jesus.

You, Star of Hope, who wait for us anxiously in
the everlasting light of the eternal Homeland,
shine upon us and guide us through daily events,
now and at the hour of our death.

Text: Pope Benedict’s prayer at the Spanish Steps for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 8th December 2007.
Text included in Mary - Spiritual Thoughts Series, Pope Benedict XVI published by ST PAULS.
Picture: La Purisima Immaculada Concepcion by Murillo.