Feast of the Immaculate Conception Celebrated Today (December 8)-VIDEO

Today, the Catholic Church is celebrating the feast of the Immaculate Conception, nine months before the Nativity of Mary. It is a feast that Catholics all over the world celebrate and observe as a holy day of obligation.

The dogma (Church’s official teaching) declares that Mary, the mother of Jesus, is free from original sin in the first instance of her conception.

A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of the universal Church.

Watch the video courtesy of stevesilvia uploaded in YouTube on Dec 27, 2007

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