- Jun 23, 2021
Mary’s Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to the promised life for all Christians who open their hearts to God and his grace, Pope Francis said.
On Tuesday’s feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to Rome’s Piazza di Spagna to pay homage to the Virgin Mary, and to the basilica of St. Mary Major, where he celebrated a private Mass.
Mary, conceived without sin, is a “masterpiece” who reflects “the beauty of God who is all love, grace and self-giving,” Pope Francis said on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
The moving of the Immaculate Conception to Monday can actually provide some unexpected peeks into the life and flow of the Church.
Pope Francis has given Romans a holiday pep talk, encouraging them to do their share to make the trash-plagued, traffic-clogged city more livable.
Pope Francis celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception in the traditional Roman way.
We are invited to see the the interior complementarity of the Second Sunday of Advent and the Immaculate Conception.
The vigil Mass on Saturday evening is not a “two-for-one” Mass for both days.