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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8

The first instant of human creation, or the moment that a person is conceived is when the soul created by God is infused into the body. The Immaculate Conception is Catholic doctrine stating that from the first instant of its creation, the soul of the Virgin Mary was free from original sin; this doctrine is not to be confused with that of the Virgin Birth, which states that Jesus was born of a virgin mother.

Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution, Ineffabilis Deus, issued by Piux IX December 8, 1854, which pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary “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 exempt from all stain of original sin.”

For a more detailed Catholic explanation
of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
please visit
Video and text by Steve Silvia

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New Advent, Catholic Encyclopedia, Immaculate Conception
Ineffabilis Deus, Apostolic Constitution issued by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854
found online at

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