(Dec.08) Today we're observing…The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Christian)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Christian)

The Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic dogma that asserts that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was preserved by God from the stain of original sin at the time of her own conception.

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Specifically, the dogma says she was not afflicted by the lack of sanctifying grace that afflicts humankind, but was instead filled with grace by God, and furthermore lived a life completely free from sin…

From Wikipedia: Immaculate Conception

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