Saturday, December 8 --Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Genesis 3: 9-15, 20; Psalm 98: 1-4; Ephesians 1: 3-6, 11-12; Luke 1: 26-38 Neha Shijo ‘19 “ For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” Ephesians 1:4 From the moment of Mary’s sinless conception, she was made to fulfill God’s plan for humanity: to redeem Eve’s sin, to give her fiat to God, and to become the Mother of the Savior of the World. Although we are not conceived immaculately, we can still find a perfect role model in Mary’s image. God wants each of us to give our fiat to His plan, so that we may bear fruit in His virtue and goodness. Let us find our model of virtue in Mary always, and especially during this Advent season. Immaculate Mother, Pray for us.