Tagged: Immaculate Conception

Blessed John Duns Scotus: “Marian Doctor”

The saint of the day for November 8 is Blessed John Duns Scotus, Franciscan priest and theologian of the thirteenth century. Bl. John Duns Scotus was born in Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, to a wealthy farming family around 1265. At the age of 15, he entered the Novitiate of the Order of Friars Minor and was ordained a priest in 1291, at the church of St....

Novena Prayer for National Unity

The Knights of Columbus is urging  all Catholics to pray the Novena for National Unity from Thursday, January 12, through Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20. The novena prayer asks the intercession of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, under her title of the Immaculate Conception. NOVENA FOR NATIONAL UNITY Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy...

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  “The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.” — Catechism of the Catholic Church What is the dogma of the Immaculate Conception? The Immaculate Conception, proclaimed in 1854...