Mary’s Immaculate Conception is linked to the order of mercy and redemption, that she is the New Eve working with the New Adam to bring the mercy of redemption. This is consistent with Pope Francis’ declaration of a Year of Mercy that begins tomorrow on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and lasting to the Solemnity of Christ the King in November 2016. Ave Maria!
In the wilderness of Judea a band of brothers
The words of Our Lady Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Son of God.