O God, who by the 1mmaculate conception
of the blessed virgin Mary, did prepare a worthy dwelling place for your son,
we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, your son,
You did preserve her from all stain, so too you would permit us,
purified through her intercession, to come unto you.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
Prayer to the Immaculate Conception (1)
Gospel of the Day
First Reading:: Is 11:1-10
Psalm:: Ps 72:2-3, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Second Reading:: Rom 15:4-9
Gospel:: Mt 3:1-12
Saint of the Day