December 8, 2013

Liturgical Guide: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8 throughout the Universal Church. Beginning at paragraph 491, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains it this way: "Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, 'full of grace' through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854: 'The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.' - Ineffabilis Deus"

58 - Hear the Herald Voice Resounding
79 - Joy to You 
156 - Mary, Crowned with Living Light 
157 - Mary Immaculate, Star of the Morning
164 - Mother of Holy Hope

Holy Light on Earth’s Horizon

Fra Joseph Mary F.I. of No Apologies

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