Mary, the Immaculate Conception


Luke 1:26-38


Gabriel wrote a prayer, the Hail Mary.

Nazareth was City of Destiny.

Joseph & Mary were obedient.

Then Gabriel said, “Do not be afraid.”


Jesus descended from a king, David.

The Kingdom of Jesus will have no end.

Since Jesus was God’s Son, He was holy.

Since Mary was God’s mom, she was holy.


Mary and Elizabeth were remarkable.

Gabriel was gone, like the Long Ranger

Who rode off into the sunset before

We could thank him.  “High ho Silver away.”


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella sang,

“Impossible things are happening every day.”


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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