The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Mary was immaculate, and remote from all stain of sin.”
Saint Ephrem the Syrian (d. 373 A.D.)
A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
… 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 Savior of the human race, was preserved from all stain of original sin.”
Pope Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.