Father, the image of the virgin is found in the Church.
Mary had a faith that your spirit prepared
and a love that never knew sin, for you kept her sinless
from the first moment of her conception.
Trace in our actions the lines of her love, in our hearts her readiness of faith.
Prepare once again a world for your son who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Prayer to the Immaculate Conception (4)