2nd WEEK OF ADVENT: Tuesday, December 8


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Today we celebrate Mary and her pure, sinless birth.  We bless her for the gifts she has given us and strive to be like her.

Say the rosary for the Joyful Mysteries: The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity, The Presentation, and The Finding of Jesus In the Temple.  These five mysteries celebrate Mary as a mother.

Forgot how the rosary goes?  Here’s a cheat sheet with all the prayers and everything you’ll need.  And go HERE for a version of the rosary that includes the story of each mystery, with one line to be read before each Hail Mary.  This will help you reflect on Mary’s life as you pray.

When you come to the end, take a minute of silence together to think about Mary, who was a mom and a wife and a niece and a daughter.  Think about how important her family was to her, and how loving she was.  Ask Mary to bless and uphold all the women and girls in your life, and to fill their hearts with love like hers this Advent season.  Say a special prayer for any women you know who are pregnant or are new moms this holiday season, and ask Mary’s blessing on their health and happiness.


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