JanisJoplinPorscheOn this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Sotheby’s, the art auction house in NYC, was previewing vintage cars ahead of its Driven by Disruption sale, Dec. 10.

One of the cars being offered (photo) was the 1964 Psychedelic Porsche owned by Janis Joplin, the singer remembered for the words: “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.”

We are reminded that “the quest for freedom and the aspiration to liberation, which are among the principle signs of the times in the modern world, have their first source in the Christian heritage.” We are comforted to know the Blessed Mother (New Eve) continues to help her children realize the true freedom of children of God—and we thank her in a special way today.