Saturday, 8 December 2012

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

On 8th december each year the Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary "in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin."

For more see the New Advent website

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