Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, one of the most commonly misunderstood feasts in the church. What exactly is the Immaculate Conception? Many people believe that it is when Mary our Blessed Mother conceived Jesus in her womb. However, that is not accurate. The Immaculate Conception is when our Blessed Mother was conceived in the womb of her mother, Good Saint Anne. Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin, or immaculate, so she could become the mother of the Savior. It is also the patronal feast day of the United States of America. Today is a very special day at Saint Anne Shrine, as we observe Saint Anne’s conception of our Mother Mary.
Happy Feast Day!!!