8. The Blessed Mother | 25 Gifts of the Church
Today, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we celebrate one of the 4 Marian dogmas, namely, her Immaculate Conception. As the only human born without original sin, Mary is as close as any human being can be to God. She is the ultimate model of human holiness, and she shows us what total abandonment to the Lord looks like. Though Mary is sinless, we shouldn't be intimidated by her. She is a tender mother whose only desire is to help bring us closer to her son.
Mary gave us the gift of the Rosary, which you can pray with us here. If you've ever struggled to meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary, check out these reflections on the joyful mysteries. Additionally, our blog posts about Mary can be found here. If you have little ones and want to teach them about their Blessed Mother, you can tune in to this episode of WOW!