Sunday, December 8, 2019
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Second Sunday of Advent falling on December 8 this year, transferred this Feast of Our Lady to Monday. It is a feast dear to all the children of the Sacred Heart, although it now may be a different king of celebration. When I was in school, we had a solemn novena before the Feast and we prepared to walk in the "Lily Procession" dressed in our white uniforms and carrying an artificial lily to offer to Our Lady saying, "O Mary, I give you the lily of my heart. Be thou its guardian forever."