Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Below you will find a short reflection for today, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Dec. 8. We encourage you to share this reflection by forwarding this email to others who you think might appreciate it.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
by Marie Dennis
Pax Christi International Co-President

"Behold, I am the handmaid of God.
May it be done to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38)
Mary's careful listening to the movement of the Spirit in her life and her assent to what she believed was God's call are central to the Gospel message on this Marian holy day.
    For Christians, vocation is an invitation to follow Jesus: Come after me, be my witnesses. It is an invitation to discipleship that is much, much more than an "assent of the heart," demanding a radical commitment to a way of life that is as counter-cultural now as it was in first-century Palestine...

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In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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