Through her the old enmity against the Creator is destroyed.
Through her our reconciliation with Him is strengthened,
Peace and grace are given to us, men are the companions of angels,
And we, who were in dishonor, are made the children of God.
From her we have plucked the fruit of life.
From her we have received the seed of immortality.
She is the channel of all our goods.
In her God was man and man was God
Saint John of Damascus
Text after 'A Moment with Mary'
Picture - 'Virgin - Immaculate Conception' by Alonso Lopez de Herrera