Solemnity Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary December 8, 2015

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“Thus, through the offspring of a woman, God himself will triumph. Goodness will triumph. That woman is the Virgin Mary of whom was born Jesus Christ who, with his sacrifice, defeated the ancient tempter once and for all. This is why in so many paintings and statues of the Virgin Immaculate she is portrayed in the act of crushing a serpent with her foot.”

– Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (taken from Magnificat magazine)

Image Source: The Immaculate Conception, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo [Public Domain] via Wikimedia

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