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Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

December 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Mary, Seasonal Meditations, Solemnity

Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

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Mary, crowned with living light,
Temple of the Lord,
Place of peace and holiness,
Shelter of the Word.

Mystery of sinless life
In our fallen race,
Free from shadow, you reflect
Plenitude of grace.

Virgin-Mother of our God,
Lift us when we fall,
Who were named upon the Cross
Mother of us all.

Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Heaven sings your praise;
Mary magnifies your name
Through eternal days.

Hymn for Evening Prayer One of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Liturgy of the Hours

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Art for this post on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: Immaculate Conception, Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1628, PD-US author's life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons.

For those who want to learn more about the Liturgy of the Hours and how to pray this prayer of the Church, see our post here about a special book written by Daria Sockey on doing just that, thoroughly explained in an easy to read and easy to follow text, a combination of prayer aide and catechesis, which makes it very accessible to the everyday Catholic like you and me.

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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