Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the pope encouraged Catholics to entrust themselves to Mary, seeking purity and holiness. Vatican City (Holy See) holidays 2020. "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!" VATICAN CITY — Mary's Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to the promised life for all Christians who open their hearts to God and his grace, Pope Francis said. VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mary's Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to the promised life for all Christians who open their hearts to God and … The Immaculate Conception means that Mary, whose conception was brought about the normal way, was conceived without original sin or its stain—that’s what “immaculate” means: without stain. VATICAN CITY -- Mary's Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to the promised life for all Christians who open their hearts to God and his grace, Pope Francis said. People follow Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio, second from right, overlooking St.Peter's Square, on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception People holds umbrellas as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Dec. 8, 2020, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. 1. Following the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Pius IX, which took place on 8 December 1854, the pontiff decide to celebra... Room of the Immaculate Conception Vatican … In his catechesis ahead of the Marian prayer, the Pope reflected on how Mary offers us a foretaste of the blessedness of eternal life. (Lk 1: 28). By Devin Watkins. Many Christian communities around the world annually observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. The essence of original sin consists in the deprivation of sanctifying grace, and its stain is a corrupt nature. List of dates for other years. HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II. The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not visit Rome’s Piazza di Spagna this year for the traditional veneration of Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception … The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday. We address the Virgin Mary several times a day with these words of the Archangel Gabriel. Pope Francis: The Immaculate Conception Is ‘One of the Wonders of the Story of Salvation’ The Holy Father led the Angelus Dec. 8 from the Apostolic Palace overlooking St. Peter's Square. Pope Francis prayed the Angelus on Tuesday, as the Church marks the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. OF THE DOGMA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. Vatican City (Holy See) holidays 2021. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Wednesday, 8 December 2004 .