The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation for us.
I didn’t know that St. Catherine Laboure who was shown the image on the left, known as the Miraculous Medal, was a Daughter of Charity. The same order as Sister Mary Peter and two other really great Sisters stationed in Anchorage.
The doctrine that is written on the Medal is the doctrine that we celebrate today. The Immaculate Conception is NOT when Mary conceived Jesus as popular culture always assumes. For instance when someone is pregnant and the father is unknown many times people will say “Maybe its another immaculate conception.” This is completely wrong. The Immaculate Conception celebrates Mary’s conception because she was protected from Original Sin.