• 08 Dec 19

Dec 8 - “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day!

The Immaculate Conception refers to the dogma that Mary was conceived without original sin.  It attests to her perfect purity in possessing sanctifying grace from the first instant of her existence by a special and unique gift of God.  We believe she was preserved from sin in preparation for her unique role in salvation history as she was predestined from eternity to become the Mother of God.  Under the title Immaculate Conception, Mary was chosen as patroness of the United States by its first Bishop John Carroll.