11 December 2011

Untainted Heart

REFLECTION IN HONOR OF THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

“We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which asserts that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, was preserved free from every stain of original sin is a doctrine revealed by God and, for this reason, must be firmly and constantly believed by all the faithful.” – Pope Pius IX

Immaculate Conception refers to Mary who was conceived without the stain of original sin.  This is in preparation for her role which is to be the mother of our savior Jesus Christ.


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*Article published in the CFC Middle East Website, http://www.cfcmiddleeast.org/, December 7, 2011
 

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