Wordless Wednesday: “I am the Immaculate Conception”

The above quote is from Our Lady to Bernadette in Lourdes during one of her apparitions. When the parish priest told Bernadette to ask Our Lady her name. That was her answer. What is the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception and why are we celebrating the Immaculate Conception today? Find out here and here and here.

Immaculate Conception (Photo credit: Bartolome Esteban Murillo)

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