The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is set aside to commemorate the occasion when the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived by St Anne, her mother.
The Blessed Virgin Mary was born free from original sin (“The deliberate sin of the first man was the cause of original sin” – St Augustine.)
More than 1800 years later, when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the 14-year-old, Bernadette Soubirous, at Lourdes in France, she told her, “I am the Immaculate Conception”.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is the 8th December.
We honour you, Mary, and thank you for your many great works.
Mary, Queen of Heaven:
I present myself before you, who are Queen of heaven and earth. From the lofty throne on which you sit, disdain not, I implore you, to cast your eyes on me, a poor sinner.(Extract from a prayer to Mary)
Prayers to: The Blessed Virgin Mary