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A Gift to Us from the Father 

Eve.
A gift to Adam.
Chosen by the Father.
Mother of All the Living.

Mary.
A gift to Jesus.
Chosen by the Father.
Mother of God.

The Immaculate Conception.
A gift to us
from the Father
to teach us to be a handmaid of the Lord.

Mother Most Pure.
Full of grace.
Make us His vessel.
Prepare us for His presence.

Queen of Peace.
When troubled, you pondered.
Lead us to deeper surrender
and confident trust.

Most highly favored lady.
You knew your identity
and rejoiced in the gift
of Divine Intimacy.

Spouse of the Holy Spirit
You exist for the praise
of His glory.
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

Cause of our joy.
Nothing will be impossible for God.
Give us joyful hope
as we rejoice with you.

Queen conceived
without original sin,
Blessed are you among women.
Teach us true femininity.

Handmaid of the Lord,
show me how to pray with you:
“May it be done to me
according to your word.”

Gate of Heaven,
open wide the doors of your heart
to welcome us
to our home with you.

The New Eve.
A gift to the New Adam.
Chosen by the Father.
Mother of All the Living.

Be a mother to me, Mary.
Walk with me this Advent.
And prepare me to receive
your beloved Son, Jesus.

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Walk through what the Immaculate Conception means on this in-depth discussion.

Rose Coleman is a contemplative in action who delights in all things beautiful. Her adventurous heart has traveled many places—from circumnavigating the globe on a ship during college to some years in the convent as a religious sister. Exuberant from her childhood, she is an elementary school teacher who learns so much from her students. She is a contributing author to our children’s devotional prayer book, Rise Up and  the author of our Blessed Conversations: Ways to Pray study found here.  You can find out more about her here

10 Comments

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    Fulvia Barberis
    December 9, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Really lovely. Beautiful. Tank you Rose.

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    Stephanie
    December 9, 2019 at 8:01 am

    What wonderful creativity and surely inspired by the Holy Spirit on this magnificent Solemnity! Thank you, Rose!

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    Kathleen
    December 9, 2019 at 8:03 am

    You have a gift with holy words, Rose. Our youngest daughter and her sister above her are both freshmen in college. Our youngest has three finals today – not nice ‼️ However, after I read your beautiful words- they reminded me of how Momma Mary has come through for our whole family so many times- just because I said yes to praying the rosary. I can not do much, but I can do something and I know the Lord honors my small effort. Thanks for cooperating with the Holy Spirit and sharing your anointed words with us.

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      Elaine
      December 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Kathleen for your note about Mother Mary and how praying the rosary brought blessings into your life. I keep feeling a desire to pray the rosary but I never do. I think that Mary is talking to me through you. I will try to say one decade whenever I am driving in my car. This would be a start for me.

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    Donna Hamann
    December 9, 2019 at 9:12 am

    This is wonderful! I will be sharing with my small group! Thank you!

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    Jennifer G
    December 9, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Beautifully concise and Divinely inspired! Thank you Rose for giving us a prayer with such power to inspire us and to change us, in our pursuit of holiness and authentic femininity!

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    Gina
    December 9, 2019 at 11:59 am

    This is so beautiful. I’m brought to tears.

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    Patc
    December 9, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    This is really well-written and thought out – such complexity in a few simple words – thank you!

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    Alea
    December 9, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you! I will be sharing with my mom in law who needs her spirits lifted as she recovers from surgery.

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    Adrienne
    December 11, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    This is a beautiful reflection. Love what you say about learning from her how to make ourselves a vessel prepared to receive Jesus. Have a blessed Advent and thank you for sharing your heart with us all!

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