Posts Tagged ‘Immaculate Conception’

The Second Vatican Council Continues to Bear Fruit After Fifty Years

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Fifty years ago today, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1965, the Second Vatican Council came to a close. On the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Council, October 11, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI began the Year of Faith, which was a grace-filled time of spiritual renewal in the Church. Now […] [Read more]

Mary, Our Mother

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Today the Church begins an entire month of special devotion to Mary.  In many of our Catholic schools and parishes, Marian hymns such as Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) will be sung and a crown will be placed on a statute of the Blessed Virgin, with flowers at her feet.  It is all part of […] [Read more]