Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Patroness of the United States, Pray for Us

Above, Diego Velázquez's 1618 painting bearing the title of the dogma defined in 1854 by Pope Blessed Pius IX, the Immaculate Conception. Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, honoring Mary Immaculate, Patroness of America.

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