Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
“For the honor of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian religion, We declare, pronounce and define, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and Our own, that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, was, by singular grace and privilege of God, in view of the merits of Christ Jesus, the Saviour of the Human race, preserved free from every stain of original sin, has been revealed by God and is therefore to be firmly and constantly believed by all the faithful…”
– Pope Pius IX, December 8, 1854
Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray for the United States America and for our efforts as devout Catholic lay persons.
Catholics for America