Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary


GN 3:9-15, 20, Psalm 98, EPH 1:3-6, 11-12, LK 1:26-38

From Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response:

“After Jesus, it is the Blessed Virgin Mary who by her example most perfectly teaches the meaning of discipleship and stewardship in their fullest sense. All of their essential elements are found in her life: she was called and gifted by God; she responded generously, creatively, and prudently; she understood her divinely assigned role as “handmaid” in terms of service and fidelity.”

Daily Advent Challenge 12-08You can’t go wrong choosing Our Lady as your role model for living a stewardship way of life. She exhibited all of the characteristics of an Everyday Steward in a profound manner. If we draw closer to her and mold ourselves to be like her, than we will find ourselves closer to Jesus and will more closely resemble Him as well.

During this Advent season, pray for her attributes of patience, obedience, graciousness, and generosity to be your attributes. Do not let the pace of the season take control of you. Do not let your generosity be misguided and spend more than you have. May the grace that fills her touch you and enter into your being.

Daily Advent Challenge

Pray a decade of the rosary for intention of becoming more like Our Lady. Also, pray that many hearts may be turned toward her son, Jesus, during this time of Advent preparation.