Feast Of The Immaculate Conception 2021
Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854 after years of preparation and prayer. In the encyclical that contains the definition the pope begins to prove the truth of the doctrine by showing that the liturgy of the Church from its earliest days honored Our Lady under this title and privilege. So in turning to Mass texts of this feast we see the beauty of our Blessed Mother explained. We pray to fulfill her prophecy in the Magnificat that we are part of the present generation that calls her blessed.