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Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2009

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by Marielena Montesino de Stuart

St. Joachim and St. Ann gave us Mary, the Star of the Sea—God’s chosen vessel of purity immaculately conceived.  Her strength, sweetness and wisdom serve as our model of virtue.

As we consecrate to the Blessed Virgin each moment of our life, we learn to prepare for our death, which is after all the deciding moment of our eternal journey.

Here is Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti’s Ineffabilis Deus

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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION: Genesis 3:15, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Immaculate Conception, Mary as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate, Mary as Spouse of the Spirit, Ave Maria, Mary as Mother of the Church, Mediatrix of the First Miracle and Public Ministry of Christ, Mariology, Council of Ephesus of 431 A.D., Lateran Council of 649 A.D., Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX, Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti.

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Marielena Montesino de Stuart

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