Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Blessed Mother

Today is the beautiful feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. Our Lady is patroness of our archdiocese under this title. We had the first of our Advent Scripture Reflections looking at Mary in the Gospels this afternoon.
To celebrate the feast here is a Bruckner setting of an ancient prayer for today "Tota pulchra es" (Wholly beautiful are you). For something equally beautiful to read for the feast, follow this link to Rocco Palmo's blog in order to read the Pope's excellent sermon given at today's traditional ceremony at Rome's statue of the Immaculate in Piazza di Spagna, adjacent to the foot of the Spanish Steps. The posting is headed "Dear brothers and sisters, we are the city!"

Acknowledgements to Fr Ray Blake at marymagdalen.blogspot.com for finding this video

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