Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8, 2014

I couldn't  resist the urge to post an article on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The Dogma of the "Immaculate Conception" was defined by Pope Pius, the Ninth in 1854.

The Dogma says that the "Blessed Mother" from the first moment of her conception was free of Original Sin. Not even for a fraction of a second was she under the domination of evil.

And she was the only one ever thus to be conceived. As soon as she began to live that soul was without stain, spotless, pure, and immaculate.

That is what the words "Immaculate Conception" mean.

That is the Dogma. Our Lady was born immaculate and remained immaculate.

There are references to the celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception as early as the 8th Century.

The Day selected was 8th of December.

In Ireland, the feast was celebrated on the 3rd of May and in England it was celebrated on the 8th of May.

During the 12th Century the feast was observed in all Benedictine Monasteries and Franciscan Friaries in England. In the 15th Century, a Franciscan Pope erected a Chapel within the Sistine Chapel in honor of the Immaculate Conception.

CREDITS :

1) Most Beautiful Blue Eyes by Father Harold Rahm S.J.

2) What do we mean without Sin ?? By Father Sidney Roemer  Pages 23-25.



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