The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings Blessed Pope Pius IX instituted the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on December 8, 1854, when he proclaimed as truth the dogma that our Lady was conceived free from the stain of original sin.  This had been a traditional belief since about the eighth century, and had been… Continue reading The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary