Immaculate Conception – Dec. 8, 2006
Monday December 11th 2006, 3:21 pm
Filed under: DJ Bill's Faith,DJ Bill's Thoughts

So you learn something new everyday. I was talking with my wife about getting to Mass on Friday since it was the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. I told my wife that it sure seemed weird that the Immaculate Conception was in December since Jesus’ birthday was only a few weeks away.

So after my wife stopped laughing at me she said it is not about Jesus…it is about Mary being born without original sin!

**The Light bulb went on**

I said “OH!! It all makes sense now!”

Wanting to verify that my wife was correct I had to do a quick Google search online and found this information…

In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary “in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin.”

Good information there and yes…my wife was right! So I guess being 36 and a Lay minister of the Catholic Faith it is good to still learn something new everyday. God is always teaching you and helping us learn new things. My challenge is to always be open to learning something new and not think I know it all!

I pray you all were able to make it to Mass and I pray you are feeling an eager anticipation during this Advent season for our Savior’s birth!


DJ Bill –

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