Monday, December 8, 2014

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ, 

Luke 1:26-38

"Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you."

 Hail, most perfect of all God's human creation, you who were privileged and inspired to say "Yes" to His plan for humankind. We do not know how many God asked before He found the perfect vessel for His son.

 Your echo did not just reflect obedience, but it gave birth to Salvation Himself. It gave birth to Love and showed us what Love in human form looks like.

 Hail full of grace, His mother and our mother. You blessed us then and you bless us now with your constant motherly intervention for our needs. We are privileged indeed to be the spiritual children of so magnificent a mother.

Hail Mary, full of Grace!

Father Ed Bakker 
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province 
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne