Immaculate Conception(Dec.8)

Dec 7, 2012 by

December 8

Our Lady of the

Immaculate Conception

 

Patron Saint of Colorado, Archdiocese of Denver,

Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo

 

FEAST DATE:

December 8

PATRONAGE:

Colorado, Archdiocese of Denver, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo

Novena in Honor of the Immaculate Conception

Coordinator’s Corner – The Immaculate Conception

Saint Mary, Immaculate Conception: Patron Saint of Colorado and the Archdiocese of Denver (Feast Date: December 8) Extract from Immaculate Conception: “In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX 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 Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin.’ ‘The Blessed Virgin Mary..’ The subject of this immunity from original sin is the person of Mary at the moment of the creation of her soul and its infusion into her body. . . . The formal active essence of original sin was not removed from her soul, as it is removed from others by baptism; it was excluded, it never was in her soul. Simultaneously with the exclusion of sin. The state of original sanctity, innocence, and justice, as opposed to original sin, was conferred upon her, by which gift every stain and fault, all depraved emotions, passions, and debilities, essentially pertaining to original sin, were excluded.” See also: December 8 – Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception: Patron Saint of Colorado, Archdiocese of Denver, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo. PRAYER to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

Extract from Immaculate Conception of Mary: “The Immaculate Conception is, according to Roman Catholic Dogma, the conception of the Virgin Mary without any stain (“macula” in Latin) of original sin. Under this aspect Mary is sometimes called the Immaculata (the Immaculate One), particularly in artistic contexts. The dogma says that, from the first moment of her existence, she was preserved by God from the lack of sanctifying grace that afflicts mankind, and that she was instead filled with divine grace. It is further believed that she lived a life completely free from sin. The feast of the Immaculate Conception, celebrated on 8 December, was established as a universal feast in 1476 by Pope Sixtus IV.”

Extract from Immaculate Conception of Mary: “The Immaculate Conception is, according to Roman Catholic Dogma, the conception of the Virgin Mary without any stain (“macula” in Latin) of original sin. Under this aspect Mary is sometimes called the Immaculata (the Immaculate One), particularly in artistic contexts. The dogma says that, from the first moment of her existence, she was preserved by God from the lack of sanctifying grace that afflicts mankind, and that she was instead filled with divine grace. It is further believed that she lived a life completely free from sin. In the Roman Catholic Church, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation, except where conferences of bishops have decided, with the approval of the Holy See, not to maintain it as such. It is a public holiday in some countries where Roman Catholicism is predominant.

Extract from Appeals for Peace in India, Congo and Iraq: “October 12, 2008). Following this morning’s Mass and before praying the Angelus, Benedict XVI..the Pope turned to address pilgrims from Italy, homeland of the new Blessed Gaetano Errico, praising “their constancy in praying the Rosary as a daily means of union with Jesus”, and he invited them all “to pray for reconciliation and peace in certain situations that are causing great alarm and suffering” such as “that being experienced by the people of North Kivu in the DRC” and “the violence against Christians in Iraq and India”.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Dark Knight Shootings in Aurora, Colorado, U.S.A. (July 20, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 30 – August 12, 2012.

Bombings in Tanzania (April 29, 2009) (Africa) See: World Mission Rosary Intentions June 8-June 21, 2009.  See more: Saint Mary, Blessed Virgin, Mother of God.

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo  (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions May 25-June7, 2009. See more:  Saint Mary, Blessed Virgin, Mother of God.

Displaced Refugees  in the Democratic Republic of Congo (October 29, 2008) (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions November 10, November 23, 2008. See more: Saint Mary, Blessed Virgin, Mother of God.

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