Skip to comments.I Love that Woman! My Unworthy Reflections on The Immaculate Conception [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 12/08/2009 6:20:24 AM PST by mlizzy
Today's feast day is more than Pope Pius IX's 1854 infallible proclamation, as important as that Dogma was and is. Today's feast day, which issues not only from the Papal Bull Ineffabilis Deus but its echo at the Grotto in Lourdes four years later, demonstrates that the Virgin Mary, with all Her wonderful titles, wants to be known by that name. And the reason is not so much that she was conceived without sin, but that through her humility before God She continued without sin until the day She was assumed into Heaven. It is for this reason Her prayer is so powerful, Her intercession so necessary.
While salvation is assured to anyone who lives a Christ-like life and is baptized in the name of the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to reach Sainthood two further questions must be asked. First, can "The Word" become "Flesh" without the Eucharist? And second, can we truly know (and then, follow) Christ if we don't love Mary?
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Great post! I was at 6:30 AM mass EST. I say “Hail Marys” every morning.
From a person very ignorant on the Catholic Church.
DOes the Immaculate Conception refer to the conception of Jesus or the conception of his mother Mary?
I’m so confused.
By golly, that was the name of my original parish, too!
Good work, and keep the faith with our Mother in Heaven!
You might want to look at Charles Dickson’s A Protestant Pastor Looks at Mary. Good little book.
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BTW, I think there are just 3 people on the liturgical calendar whose conception-days are celebrated:
I think we should ALL celebrate our conception days! Just count 9 months behind (or simpler, 3 months ahead) from your birthhday. Yay. More singing, more blessings, more cake.
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