The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception fell a week ago but today I remembered this lovely drawing by Sr. Grace from Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey in Dubuque Iowa. Although we often talk about Mary as the New Eve, I don’t think we often see the two women depicted together.

maryandeveSr. Columba from the same monastery has written this poem to accompany the image:

poemFrank Larocca, a composer from California, set the poem in a lovely piece of polyphony:

All good for our reflection in these dark late days of Advent.