Immaculate_Conception_by_LordShadowbladeThe patronal feast day of our country, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Monday, December 8 with Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. in Mystical Rose Oratory.

The Immaculate Conception is commonly mistaken with the incarnation. It is the celebration of Mary’s conception in the womb of her mother, Ann, and that at the moment of her conception she was kept free from original sin.

Read more about the Immaculate Conception by visiting The Mary Page, Marian Library at the University of Dayton.