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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

God chose Mary, the Immaculate Conception, to be our “model of holiness” by preserving her entirely from original sin, making her all-pure and all-holy. In doing this God also shows us what is possible for us, too, wounded by sin— the healing and restoration of our whole humanity. The intercession and maternal love of the Immaculate One, given to us as our Mother, is the special way God has chosen to bestow upon us the grace of such a healing. As the Mother of our Savior, Mary shares uniquely in his redemptive sacrifice. We turn to her with confidence, for she is “our life, our sweetness, and our hope.“ Immaculate Mary, pray for us!

O God, you preserved the Virgin from all stain of sin through the redemptive death of your Son, and thus you made of her a worthy dwelling place for him. Through her intercession, free us from all sin, that we may celebrate with hearts made pure the mystery of his birth, who lives in reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.

Mass for The Solemnity of the

Immaculate Conception

today at 6:00 PM at St. Jude

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Dr. Hahn has authored and co-authored two dozen books about our Catholic faith. In this short video, he explains why we celebrate Mary’s Immaculate Conception today.

Check out Dr. Hahn’s Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God.

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