Friday, December 08, 2006
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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 Savior of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin."
Read more about it here.
And for the record: my Parish is called Immaculate Conception.