The Immaculate Conception and Real Freedom

The feast of the Immaculate Conception, the day that Mary was conceived, turns our thoughts toward Mary’s freedom from sin.

Mary, the New Eve, is not a holy robot. She isn’t boring or predicable. Sometimes our narrow vision of what it is to be without sin sabotages our vision of Mary who was alive, dynamic and truly free.

As you hear her story over these next few weeks of Advent, allow a three-dimensional vision of her to come alive in your mind, heart, and imagination and know that she—who is your mother—is right there with you as your step forward on your tightrope.

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Scripture tells us that Mary was very fun at parties. The wine that flowed at the wedding feast at Cana came from the feistiness of our Blessed Mother. Her freedom from sin did not make her boring or predictable, but made her fully alive.

If you are looking to connect deeply to this season, check out the Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Mary Journal. This journal traces Mary’s steps as she waited for the birth of her son, and helps you wait in hope as she did. 

Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Mary Journal

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Meet Your Host, Colin MacIver:

Colin is an enthusiastic transplant to vibrant Louisiana, where he lives with his beautiful wife Aimee and two energetic children, Leo and Zélie. His juggling act involves being a husband, a dad, a teacher, a youth minister, a musician and a national Ascension content creator and trainer.

In his spare time, he eats too many crawfish, savors king cake, plays one-on-one kickball with his son, and tries, for the life of him, to properly load the dishwasher.

Check out Colin’s latest work with Ascension:  Power and Grace: A Guide to the Catholic Sacraments and Quick Catholic Lessons with Fr. Mike.

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