All aboard! The Imitating Mary Blog Tour starts today! The first stop is Lisa Hendey at CatholicMom.com. Thank you, Lisa! I hope you’ll visit Lisa’s stop and share the link with others: http://catholicmom.com/
What are your stumbling blocks to holiness? The emphasis is on your stumbling blocks and not anyone else's. The thing (or things) that make one person stumble may not be an obstruction to another's holiness. What matters is what makes you stumble on your path to heaven.
Feeling like you blew Advent this year? Christmas is coming closer – fast – and you’re feeling like your Advent striving has fizzled. Don’t despair! True, we’re coming down the home stretch of Advent, but there’s much you can do to make the most of it even if you’ve hardly done anything spiritually fulfilling these past weeks. Marge describes the beautiful ancient verses known as the “O Antiphons” and explains how they can help you make the absolute most of this home stretch to Christmas.
Some folks mistakenly think that this feast refers to our Lord - that he was immaculately conceived, without stain of sin. Well, that's true, but that's what the Annunciation is all about, not the Immaculate Conception. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was conceived without original sin.