O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as you preserved her from every stain by virtue of the Death of your Son, which you foresaw, so, through her intercession, we, too, may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

– Collect

Thought for the day

‘Today the Church is celebrating the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If Christ is the day that never fades, Mary is its dawn, shining with beauty’ – St John Paul II

Pray with Missio

Today we pray for the people of Myanmar and the missionaries who accompany them. We pray especially for the children and staff at St Rita’s Boarding House. May Mary Immaculate watch over and protect them.