The second week of Advent is ending. Its NOT Christmas yet! The Feast of the Immaculate Conception mid week is a lovely reminder of the Feast of the Nativity to come. How wonderful to have been kept pure from all eternity in order to carry, bear and mother God's son.
This week we also remember St Juan Diego and his encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the unborn. Sweet smelling roses never before seen in the New World, gathered up out of season and falling from the tilma at the bishop's feet to reveal Mary's image.
Let us always pray for Mary's intercession on behalf of mothers carrying their unborn children, nurturing them in their early days and continuing to make sacrifices.
Pro-life charities are surely worthy candidates of any Advent Alms efforts by families