The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

OEC will be closed today to honor the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (A Holy Day of Obligation).  In 1854, Pius IX solemnly proclaimed: “The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin.”

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