The Virginal Conception of Jesus


Matthew 1:18-24


Mary and Joseph were going steady.

After a dream, they were marriage ready.

God called Joseph to be Mary’s husband.

Jesus was a descendant of David.


The Holy Spirit conceived Jesus Christ.

Joseph named Jesus and took care of Him.

Joseph was an upright man who lived for

Righteousness without being self-righteous.


Mary was prepared to be God’s mother.

Joseph was the guardian of Jesus.

Matthew reaffirmed the virginity

Of Mary and Jesus’s divinity.


My high school prom date was a cheerleader

At Immaculate Conception High School.


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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Image: Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O. P., Jesus Taught Them: Detail from the bronze doors of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Holy Land,